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Monday, 29 April 2013

Y is For Yarborough


Welcome to the penultimate post in this year's A To Z challenge - the letter Y

And today's previouslu unknown word is:

yarborough n bridge, whist a hand in which no card is higher than nine [supposedly after the second earl of Yarborough, said to have bet a thousand to one against its occurrence]

There is a very good reason why I didn't know this word... I've never played bridge or whist in my life.

See you tomorrow for the last post in this year's challenge.

3 comments:

Jo said...

As I played both bridge and whist in years gone by, I did know the term Yarborough. Long time since I have heard it though.

JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

petedenton said...

A great Y word. I've played whist before (though not for years) and never played bridge. With iPads and other gadgets we never seem to play simple games like cards enough. :)

Bob Sanchez said...

I just started playing bridge and haven't come across that term yet.