FW: "Jass" card game in 1911 (from Barry Popik)

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Thu Mar 22 07:50:33 UTC 2012


Douglas G. Wilson RE: Jass (Swiss card game; Dutch joker card)

WB: What about Yahtzee? (a poker-like dice game)

DGW:  no connection of Jass with English jazz.

WB: On the other hand, ages ago, one of my professors, Adolf Hoffmann,
disdainfully referred to jazz as [dee YACHTS.muZiK] (??? foolish-music???).

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