Tuesday 10 June 2008 5.21pm
Tried a bit of searching, but getting nowhere. Hoping one of our cosmopolitan SE1ers can help please.
I bought a set of playing cards in France (a normal "52 card + jokers" deck). The picture cards have the letters R D and V on them, where we'd have K(ing) Q(ueen) and J(ack).
I imagine R is for Roi, being the King, and D is for Dame, being the Queen, but what's the V stand for please?
(link to a picture which shows what I mean: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Cards.jpg
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