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Billy Andrew
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This was an idea that sprung from a memory of a game show and it's got such wide ranging application that I'm posting it for you all to ponder over.

Kights are always called Sir so you could have your Kings/Jacks being called anything with a "sir" prefix.

Names I've come up with so far are

Sir Viette
Sir Loin
Sir Render
Sir Mount
Sir Tain

I'm sure that there are many more. I've put a few in a routine myself and they go down really well.

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Quite amusing but did you know that all the court cards already have names? I don't know how official it is but the names are listed in Apocalypse.
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Neil

I know of the roots of the court cards (if that's the same reference) Sir Lancelot and the like. But it's not half as amusing as stating that Sir Loin was a rare character of medium build!

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There can be a wonderful routine with this very clever adaptation.
Now . . . if I could only think of it! Smile
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Taken from page 1656 of Apocalypse 3.

KS-David KH-Charles KC-Alexandre KD-Cesar
QS-Pallas QH-Judith QC-Argine QD-Rachel
JS-Hogier JH-Lahire JC-Lancelot JD-Hector

I can hear the Monty Python-esque cries of "He's making it up as he goes along!" now. Smile

I prefer the made up names, you can add Sir Ply, Sir Lee, and Sir Pository to the list
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Taken fron 'The Playing-Card, Volume XXVII no. 2': “The Kings, Queens and Jacks of the standard English pattern do not represent anyone. They have never carried names, nor is it probable that they originally portrayed anyone. However, if you are looking for answers in a trivia quiz then give the names associated with Rouen pattern cards (see the "The Rouennais pattern" in the history section of the U.S. Playing Card Co. site) -- the quiz masters are unlikely to know otherwise."

It is from the "Parisian" pattern - similar to the Anglo-American pattern and the Rouennais pattern - that Harry Lorayne took his "information". Throughout history the various court card images have been claimed to represent various celebrated or political figures, but learned scholars dispute such connections with actual persons.

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Interesting. Thanks for that source. I think in that case I will stick to the made up names. Now where did Sir Pent get to?
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He's with his wife, Rhee Pent.

Did Sir Viette ever captain a submarine named after himself?
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Sir Cuss,Sir Cut,Sir Comsize,Sir Comvent, Sir Fuss, Sir Jun, Sir Lee, Sir mun, Sir Name, Sir Pass, Sir Round, Sir Vey, Sir Zain
(Just a quick run through the alphabet)
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Billy Andrew
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Guys

My plot for knights of the card table can not keep up!

Thanks for all the new ideas, I'll have to stop coming back to this post for a few days to organise my thoughts on the direction my effect takes.

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I prefer the made up names, you can add Sir Ply, Sir Lee, and Sir Pository to the list


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Sir Plant was in a vegitative state. Sir Cumvent had somehow gotten around his scheme. Sir Cumstances wanted to prevent anyone from investigating. Sir Ply said he was De Mand to get it done and they all Sir Cumbed. In short, Sir Cumstances Sir Cumbed to Sir Ply's De Mand to Sir Cumvent Sir Plant.

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I know De Mand is not a sir but you can't have Sir Ply without De Mand.
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I Sir Tinly hope you all come up with more.
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OK so after several months of pondering I have finally come up with the four knights required for my Knights of the round table plot.

Sir Round
Sir Cool (Circle)
Sir Cumfrence
Sir Cumsize (Round Heads and Caveliers gag)

The rest of the plot goes through selection of the knights, training and losing then finding the Holy Grail.

Later
Billy

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