Beware the Game of Thimblerig

shell game


An interesting verb that sounds like a sweet game with fairies, except that it’s really another word for playing the shell game. It means to cheat or bamboozle, but the word bamboozle reminds me of a strong drink made of exotic fruit. 

Warning: Don’t play thimblerig with fairies while drinking Jabuticaba bamboozle!


About Sandy Green

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