Thursday, June 14, 2018

Wordplay With the Game of Euchre and Donald Trump

In the card game of euchre, the knave of the trump suit is highest. 

When one comes up short in a transaction under suspicious circumstances the euphemism that arose from the game is "I was euchred." Swindled.

Various European states that were cajoled into joining the EU appear to be saying they were EUchred and want out.

I find it humorous to see it this way: The knaves in the EU hate the Donald primarily because he seems to have turned out to be the wild-card that Trumps them.

The states of the EU have noticed.


  1. Good analogy!
    Or simile, or is it a metaphor?

  2. Thanks Ed.

    Similes require like or as.

    The appearance of knaves seems to be a collective opinion of individuals, so is no metaphor.

    EUchred was coined to be a coincidence to euchred that I offered up as a laugh about a nasty situation. So it's a metaphor, the coincidence a simile.

    Sorry for the delayed post. For some reason Blogger is no longer informing me via email that I have comments needing moderation. I will try to remedy.


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