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Running Bear

Running Bear Report 25 Jun 2008 14:52

Common entertainment included playing cards. However, there was a tax levied when purchasing playing cards but only applicable to the "Ace of Spades." To avoid paying the tax, people would purchase 51 cards instead.Yet, since most games require 52 cards, these people were thought to be stupid or dumb because they weren't "playing with a full deck."

Devon Dweller

Devon Dweller Report 25 Jun 2008 15:07

oohh is that where that saying comes from? I didn't know that lol

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 25 Jun 2008 15:11

well wotcha know!!! surprised!!