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Ruler of Shovels

Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.

 

Puzzle ID:#1405
Fun:*** (2.69)
Difficulty:** (1.75)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:gokaran***

 

 

 



I am the ruler of shovels
I have a double
I am as thin as a knife
I have a wife
What am I?


Answer

The King of Spades (from a deck of cards)
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Comments

Rowsdower*
Dec 16, 2003

In a deck of Spanish playing cards there are no queens, and the suits are Clubs, Cups(for diamonds), Gold(for hearts), and Swords. The face cards hold the objects. Sword is 'espada' in Spanish, and I wonder if our English 'spade' is somehow derived from that. Anybody know?
krishnanAin*
Apr 05, 2004

Fun teaser, Gokaran! Rows, never heard of Spanish cards.

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