Friday, May 26, 2006

Euchre Tradition - The Cow of Euke

Euchre QOD: “Milk. It does a bower good.”

Euchre Haiku:
We just euchred them
Our seven score becomes nine
So pull my fingers

Euchre Palaver
In the barn – This means a team has scored 9 points in a 10 point game and is one away from victory. Also known as At the Bridge.

Euchre Traditions
One of the more obnoxious traditions in euchre is a move called “milking the cow”. The way it works is this. When a team makes it “in the barn” one of the team members holds their arms out in front of them and gives a two-thumbs-up sign. They then twist their arms so that both thumbs are pointing down. The downward pointing thumbs are supposed to represent a cow’s udders.

At that point, the other partner on the team reaches over and pulls on both of the thumbs in a manner that is supposed to represent milking a cow. Typically, some kind of trash talking or other celebratory announcements are made while this action is going on.

For us more sophisticated Chicago euchre players, we frown on this kind of behavior. It’s strictly country.

Euchre Universe Notes
We're off the the Cubs game today. This season is brutal. With any luck, a euchre game will break out in the stands.

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