Re: Three modest proposals

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Tue Apr 05 2011 - 09:02:43 CDT

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    Philippe Verdy <verdy underscore p at wanadoo dot fr> wrote:

    > Two other cards are possibly still missing to the proposed deck :
    > ...
    > * and a unicolored separator card (generally blue, or red/orange or
    > pink) used to cut the deck after scrambling, and to mark the end of
    > the deck in casinos) : those cards aren't played but indicate an event
    > that this is the last turn before scrambling the deck again.

    ("shuffling" in English)

    The "cut card" is never considered part of the deck, not even made of
    the same material, and I don't recall ever seeing it used in running
    text, but who knows? Maybe that will gain traction too.

    Possibly related, in a way, are the YELLOW CARD and RED CARD used in
    summaries of soccer (football) match scores, to denote a player who was
    warned or ejected during the match and the elapsed time. This is seen
    in the same context as U+26BD SOCCER BALL, next to the name of a player
    who scored and the time. Again, these days you never know what's a

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