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did anyone else used to say this? you know, when playing "lurgy".
how do you spell it? what does it mean?
no idea what you are talking about
playing "lurgy"? And that's just for a start
now we (i) want to know! lurgy?
lurgy, when you chase after each other???? "it" it was also called.
that is officially called 'tig', or 'tag' if you're a bit fruity.
No one knows what you're talking about. You'd say 'had' when you got someone or 'you're it'.
Faynights? What? Nutter.
its like, when you've got an invisable shield. you have to cross your fingers and say it.
In my school you'd just hit someone more. Why would you get an invisible shield? That point of the game was to hit someone and make them IT.
because you'd hit someone and say 'HAD'.
Now I know
I know what fishes and Marco Polo is
Jesus, how do I only know about 'IT' or 'HAD' as we would call it and 'Kiss Chase'?
where someone is blindfolded and shouts "marco!" and the person they're finding shouts "polo!" in return until they're found. and it's really dull.
we'd play 'try not to touch all the hair/snot/plasters/veruca socks'. it was a rollercoaster of emotion.
sounds like a posh version tho
I've heard of it, and spell it 'Phaye Knightes'
or just idiots?
I used to play scrabble and 'hunt the fox'.
is that a penis game?
and hunt baby foxes.
I'm very posh/cruel.
It IS a penis game, you liar!
its all part of the plan.
the plan where we get relegated, arent allowed to continue playing at our ground anymore, so relocate to gllingham - the fans piddle out and we go bust in 3 years time.
it's where you put chainmail on and start mincing around outrageously. and fabulousy.
or was that just me?
sounds a bit dangerous tho.
one side is... argh, the UVF or something. or 'the brits'... and erm, we'd play at killing each other...
That was the only game worth bothering about.
That and 'duncan dares', which involved Phil Mann jumping heroically off the top of the adventure playground without breaking his arm.
Basically every game played at School just turned into running around trying to avoid/catch/hit/kiss people, didn't it?
I assume they were the same?
Linky Linky 1-2-3!
'lock on locorite'?
I never played that, but they used to play it on Grange Hill.
is the equivalent of "paxi", right?
grow up in Tunbridge Wells!
thought it was vaynights - whatever that means. Chinny reckon!
OH BEARDED GHOST THAT WALKS BY NIGHT!
Stop giving me jip, man.
'Jimmy Hill has been immortalised in the Scottish football chant "We hate Jimmy Hill, he's a poof, he's a poof".'
we are all very different animals.
where are parsefone or rapscalion when you need them?
manchester men. the perverts.
but i can still find time to post on here. i press the keys with a special mouth-stick.
i played lurgy. it was a variation on tig that has since been superceded by german germs.
phaye knights sounds fucking wank mind. and i'd like to raise the issue that knock down ginger is a fucking stupid name for knock a door run.
game of British Bulldog please? I'm in the mood for violence.
when we had a game we would sing "joiiiiiin on if you want to play stick a poo in the doctor's mouth"
We called it something different though.
I used to love that game. Aces.
They don't make Saturdays like that anymore.
to see what was going on in the World Squash championships and the Paris Dakar rally. Happy days.
i was always shit at bulldog. too small and not enough nouse.
I was ace at Bulldog. THE KING. I once caught Andrew Elliott. I know, he was liek MEGA-FAST and everything. That was the peak of my career.
the drink take over?
And the pies.
finally a game that translates. violence: the universal language.
this got banned at my primary school.
As were Pro-Set cards, after I paid £1 for Mark Hughes. Great days.
Ross Awooga broke a window with a hamster.
uses when he checks into hotels.
and Kris Akabussi.
I have no idea what these things mean. We played tag.
it builds up your close ball control awesomely. when you finally get to play with a real ball, you're ace.
except that you can't kick it very far at all due to the difference in weight.
so had to return..
fouling football. that was aces
Perhaps the most important word in the schoolchild's vocabulary is his truce term. Certainly to the adult observer it is his most interesting word, for when a child seeks respite he uses a term to which there is now no exact equivalent in adult speech. If, when engaged in some boisterous activity with his fellows, a child is exhausted or out of breath, or cuts himself, or has a shoelace undone, or fears his clothes are getting torn, or wants to know if it is time to go home, he makes a sign with his hands, and calls out a word which brings him immediate but temporary relief from the strife .... It will be appreciated that uttering a truce term does not of itself imply that a child has given in or surrendered, although it may sometimes be used preparatory to surrendering. A London urchin when fighting may cry 'faynights', whereupon his opponent, on ceasing to belabour him, may inquire 'Wanna give in?' and the boy will perhaps do so ('Okay, you win, leave me alone'). But more often, if a boy says 'faynights' or 'faynights -- hang on a sec' in the middle of a struggle, he does so because he wants to take off his jacket or his glasses before continuing the combat. And before we ourselves appreciated that children were sensitive to the difference between making a truce and surrendering, we were puzzled by the number of boys who declared stoutly (and correctly) that they had no term for giving in.
-- Peter and Iona Opie, The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren (Oxford University Press, 1959)