Week 68

Weekly Sketch

Card shark Jimmy ‘aces’ Jillet is all smiles when he believes he has won due to his expert cheating, but the smile is soon wiped of his face when a fifth ace is revealed.

There is something odd about the phrase ‘card shark’. the work shark implies a predator. someone who is just out to swindle you. the word shark comes from the German word Schorke or Schurke which means ‘rogue’ or ‘rascal’. The word ‘sharp’ in this context comes from the same word as shark, but the phrase ‘card sharp’ came first, only to later be called ‘card shark’. eh?

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