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The slippery bitch

WRT games, does the term "the slippery bitch" mean anything to you?
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It used to be another name for the card game Hearts, but I think it's use has (rightfully) fallen out of favor. I'd look at someone askance if they called it that today.
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Old 01-25-2019, 03:56 PM
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Yeah, I think the only time I might have heard it is in reference to the Queen of Spades in Hearts.
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I play a lot of games, including a few card games (Hearts being one of them). I'd never heard the term before reading this thread.
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Old 01-25-2019, 04:24 PM
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Was just wondering, as I was discussing Hearts w/ someone, and they said they had never heard the term.
But I've played a lot of hearts in my life, and it was always a quite common term.
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I’ve played lots of hearts in my life. I’ve never heard it before.
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Upon further reflection, I do now recall hearing another player or two occasionally refer to the Queen of Hearts as "the bitch" while playing Hearts, but I've never heard the "slippery bitch" term. I wonder if it's more regional, and / or generational.
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I first heard of Hearts as "Hunt the "Rhyming C word"." "Find the Lady" to be polite.
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I've played Hearts, whist, bridge and poker.

Never heard the term.
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WRT games, does the term "the slippery bitch" mean anything to you?
Nope. Not heard the term before.
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Old 01-26-2019, 09:11 AM
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The queen of spades, of course. ETA: it can also just be the name of the game hearts, as well.

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Old 01-27-2019, 10:41 PM
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I've heard the QoS called "The Bitch" but never "The Slippery Bitch" before this thread.
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I've been uncomfortable with this thread right from the start, but posts 8 and 9
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I first heard of Hearts as "Hunt the "Rhyming C word"." "Find the Lady" to be polite.
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The first thing that came to my mind was Bikini oil wrestling, but my mind is not a safe place...

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I think put it over the top. I think it's established that some but not all people are familiar with this name for the game and/or the Queen of Spades, and we'll just leave it at that. If you want to discuss the game itself, please do so under a different name.
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