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Why is the King of Hearts the only one that hasn’t a moustache?

~ James Branch Cabell 

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DO YOU LOVELY SOULS KNOW WHY?

King cards of all four suits (Source: Wikipedia)

Before scrolling down to the history of playing cards, here are some fun facts of the kings:

  • The king of hearts is sometimes called the “suicide king” because he appears to be sticking his sword into his head and he is the only king without a moustache.
  • The king of diamonds is the only king not depicted carrying a sword, wielding an axe instead giving him the card playing nickname “the man with the axe.” 
  • The king of spades is the only king looking to the right.

HAVE YOU EVER NOTICE THE ABOVE WHILE PLAYING?

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 WELL….*GULP*….I DON’T….

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Playing cards were invented in imperial China and were found in China as early as the 9th century during the Tang Dynasty (618–907). By the 11th century, playing cards could be found throughout the Asian continent.

W.H Wilkinson suggests that the first cards may have been actual paper currency which were both the tools of gaming and the stakes being played for as in trading card games.

The Chinese word pái (牌) is used to describe both paper cards and gaming tiles.

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Playing cards first entered Europe in the late 14th century, probably from Mamluk Egypt, and are still used in traditional Italian,Spanish, and Portuguese decks.

The Mameluke deck contained 52 cards comprising four “suits:” polo sticks (baton), coins, swords, and cups.

King of Coins (Diamonds), King of Swords (Spades), King of Batons (Clubs), King of Cups (Hearts): four kings from a Spanish deck (Source: Wikipedia)

In the late 14th century, the use of playing cards spread rapidly throughout Europe. Documents mentioning cards date from 1371 in Spain, 1377 in Switzerland, and 1380 in many locations including Florence and Paris.

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The earliest cards were made by hand and printed woodcut decks appeared in the 15th century.

In the 15th century, Europeans changed the court cards to represent European royalty and attendants, originally “king”, “chevalier” (knight), and “knave”.

The original meaning of knave was male child, so in this context the character could represent the “prince”, son to the King and Queen.

The meaning ‘servant’ for the word ‘knave’ was developed later.

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The four suits now used in most of the world — spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs — originated in France in about 1480.

The whole deck of 52 cards represents the 52 weeks of the year. Therefore, the whole deck is also equal to 364 days of the year (the positivist calendar) with the four suits corresponding to the four seasons.

The United States introduced the joker into the deck. The styling of the joker and its function are almost identical to the Fool from the original French Tarot deck, which had been removed in the transformation to the standard 52-card French deck.

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In a French deck, the court cards do have names. Because the manufacture of playing cards was illegal in the UK during the Interregnum, when the English Restoration came and the court began playing card games, the suits in an English deck came from the French deck, but without all of the lore.

The most common names for the kings were:

  • King of Diamonds: Caesar (presumably after Julius Caesar, dictator of the Roman Republic)
  • King of Spades: David (a biblical king)
  • King of Clubs: Alexander (king of Macedonia and ruler of one of the largest empires of the ancient world)
  • King of Hearts: Charles (presumably after Charlemagne)

In early games the kings were always the highest card in their suit. However, as early as the late 14th century special significance began to be placed on the nominally lowest card, now called the Ace, so that it sometimes became the highest card and the Two, or Deuce, the lowest.

Read More @

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_(playing_card)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playing_card

After the trip back from the history of playing cards, here’s a lovely P.O.V. contribution about family love by Vijay:

Let's Play - Home Sweet Home 7 - Vijay

Let's Play - Home Sweet Home

 A big thank you to Vijay for joining in the fun and sharing his love with us.

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Thank you for being part of our WP family and yes, we love you too!

We do look forward to receive more lovely contributions from all lovely souls out there soon!

 

Finally, we’ve finished with the listing of our Moustache Candies and if you can’t grow yourself a moustache, do hop down to our shop to get yourself one (that doesn’t need to be trimmed).

We are very sorry for the long silence since last week but it made us so happy to still receive many ‘likes’ and ‘comments’ notifications while we are M.I.A!

ヽ(´ー`)ノ THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR READERSHIP SUPPORT AND LOVE! MUAHK!!! ヽ(´ー`)ノ

These were events that had kept me away from my laptop

  • Gotten my first custom made order for a long necklace and another custom made bulk order for a school raising gala!

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  • Had and still having a visitor, by the name of Kerby, staying with us since last Thursday because his owner was hopsitalised.

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  • Gotten several bone crunching bites on my right hand by that nerve-wrecking (but adorable) visitor while trying to bathe it during last Friday!!

¿ⓧ_ⓧﮌ OUCH! OUCH! OUCH! ¿ⓧ_ⓧﮌ

  • Spent 70% of my time (and Lovable Mom’s) mopping the entire house (in attempt to un-mark his territories) while he continues trying to mark his territories around the house with his…hmmm….you know what…right?

(⇀‸↼‶) TIRED! TIRED! TIRED! (⇀‸↼‶)

Now, with him being partially toilet-trained (Thank GOD for this! My own puppy was not even partially toilet-trained during her entire 12 years) and with my right index finger being able to type and do the mouse clicking….

WE ARE BACK TO POST AND START SHOWERING HAUNTING YOU LOVELY SOULS WITH OUR ‘LIKES’ AND ‘COMMENT’NOTIFICATIONS! 

WOAHH HAAAAAAA! HAAAA! HAAA!!!!!!

(Evil laughter temporarily filling the air …ONCE AGAIN….)

Till then,

Have a great day ahead, always!

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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