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Asians rename the Face cards as 'Monkeys'

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by GlenBaccarat79, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. GlenBaccarat79

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    In case you ever wondered why the face cards are slang named 'Monkeys' it is because back in Europe the royalty playing the game of baccarat would rightfully call for a "Monarch" card which of course the same as today, possessed Kings and Queens on them, etc. When the Asians started playing the game their attempted pronunciation of the word "Monarch" came out as "Monkey". The only sketchy part of that history is, if it happened in Europe or in Asia. Regardless, that is how the face cards and eventually the 10 pips became named in slang as "Monkeys".
     
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    Nice info Glen, did not know that. Your status messages also crack me up with every new one LOL!
     

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