Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tourette's Euchre

We love the card game of euchre around my neighborhood. The game has declined in popularity in the United States since the 19th century, when it was widely regarded as the national card game (according to Wikipedia).

Everybody I know who plays euchre is from a Midwestern state like Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa or Michigan. Also, the game is considered a bit déclassé, which IMO is all the more reason to like it.

We call it Tourette's euchre because we like to swear a lot during games. We play against the neighbor couple, who are both younger and better looking than we are. Sometimes, we swap partners, or play boys against girls. The jokes and innuendo would make even Trooper York blush. Of course, everything is on the up and up, because we really do respect each other's boundaries.


  1. Dude I blush very easy. I have that pasty white Irish skin. If only I was a wise latina woman my olive skin tone would let me hide my innermost thoughts.

  2. LOL, Trooper!

    Loved this, El Pollo. I wish I was your neighbor. I'd take all your money. ;-) Or whatever we were playing for.

  3. In most Western novels, " euchre" is synonomus with cheating. For example:

    "Why Miss Kitty euchred Festus out of his salary and she didn't even have to take off her dress."

    "Good thing because I think she's got the bug."

  4. Darcy,
    We don't play for money anymore-too much alcohol involved. I recall that you like to though!

  5. Hmm, that's interesting Troop. I've never heard that. But, then, I've never read a Western novel. Euchre has it's own word for cheating, "reneging".

    Wouldn't it be fun to have a card game meetup one day?

  6. Dang, CL can link like a MoFo.