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Musta Pekka

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EtymologyEdit

Calque of Swedish Svarte Petter (lit. "Black Peter").

Proper nounEdit

Musta Pekka

  1. (card games, dated, politically incorrect) Synonym of Pekka (undesirable card in Pekka-peli, a children's card game similar to "Old Maid").
  2. (with "käteen") short straw (bad luck, as in to "draw the short straw")
    Minulle jäi Musta Pekka käteen ja jouduin tekemään koko projektin itse.
    I drew the short straw and got stuck doing the whole project alone. (lit. "I was left with Black Peter / Old Maid in my hand and...")

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