Beggar My Neighbour 

Satire – a countryman playing cards with a lawyer, who is winning all the money. 20 April 1796

Mike Rendell’s Once a lawyer always a lawyer describes Richard Newton’s etching from the British Museum well.

It shows the lawyer playing cards. He holds the Ace, against the King held by his country neighbour, and he has already won all the money on the table.
And the moral is: if you come up against the lawyer, she will win – even though you won’t realize that you have lost until you have nothing left.

Unsolved problem in mathematics:

Is there a non-terminating game of beggar-my-neighbour?

The term beggar-my-neighbour has been used to describe the mutually destructive side effects of protectionist economic policy employed by governments.

A beggar-thy-neighbor policy is an economic policy through which one country attempts to remedy its economic problems by means that tend to worsen the economic problems of other countries.

Word For The Day :

Protectionism : The theory of shielding a country’s domestic industries from foreign competition by taxing imports.

Game Play :

The 19th century British card game Beggar-My-Neighbour is a simple game where the first player lays down his top card face up, and the opponent plays his top card, also face up, on it, and this goes on alternately as long as no ace or face card (king, queen, or jack) appears. These cards are called “penalty cards.”

A more complicated variant is the Egyptian Ratscrew or Rat Slap, Desi Rat, a card game of the matching family of games. For a legitimate slap, the person to react the fastest and slap the pile first claims the pile.

The added concept of “slapping” cards when certain combinations are played, is borrowed from Slapjack. Slapjack is also known as Heart Attack. It is also related to the simpler ‘slap’ card games often called snap.

As an expression

The exclamation “Snap!” in conversation has a similar meaning to “Me too!”, denoting a similar experience being had between two parties, in reference to the matching cards in the card game

My Gift for you:

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Lightning Flashes 

Lightning : God has been taking snaps and flashes reveal evidence of his creation down below !

Thunder : Crashing and Striking Powerfully – Before he cries “Stop! Rein ! Reign ! Rain! Start hot Sunny days and Cold chilly nights.

My law purports the universal principle of the fundamental relationship between the nature of things!

Lightening : He’s been taking snaps and flashes reveal evidence of his creation down below !

Thunder : Crashing and Striking Powerfully – Before he cries “Stop! Rein ! Reign ! Rain! Start hot Sunny days and Cold chilly nights.

My law purports the universal principle of the fundamental relationship between the nature of things!

(CC) 2016 Tysilyn Fernandez

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