“You avoid using foreign expressions in your column,” my friend the English professor remarked. “Are they verboten?”
“I don’t think they’re apropos,” I replied.
Today’s declarer won the second heart, took the top diamonds, and ruffed his last diamond in dummy. East overruffed with the queen — a major faux pas. South ruffed the heart return, took the ace of trumps, returned a club to his ace, and led the jack of trumps. East won, but South later drew East’s eight with his ten and took the rest.