On names, changing them, and pronunciation

Liina Poropudas lina at niksula.hut.fi
Thu Mar 6 03:14:32 EST 2003


On Wed, 5 Mar 2003, Ven wrote:

> The commonest name for the card game is Hearts,
> the object is to play for tricks (like whist) but
> not to win any hearts and especially not the
> Queen of Spades. Another polite name is Find the
> Lady.

In fact there's a card game in Finland called Musta Maija (roughly
translated as Black Maria) which is different (but not totally
dissimilar) from Hearts (you don't have to avoid hearts in it).




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	- Liina

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