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Re: Blocked?

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101Walterton wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 5:01pm
Heston wrote:
08 Sep 2020, 2:06pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Sep 2020, 11:11am
WestwayKid wrote:
08 Sep 2020, 10:31am
Heston wrote:
08 Sep 2020, 6:33am


Obviously just a South Shields thing then. Similar to "Leave a Go" and "Kick the Can."
We played a lot of Kick the Can in Wisconsin growing up. I'm assuming it's the same game? You split up into 2 teams and then attempt to kick the other team's can without being caught.
Kick the Can where I grew up was a variation of Hide and Seek. Whoever was "it" would go look for the hiders and if they found them, they called the person's name, and then it was a race back to the base where the can was. If it kicked it, then the person who was caught was it. If the hider got their first, then then it had to set it up again and go looking. As well, while it was looking, a hider could sneak back and kick the can and force it to set it up again.
Yes, similar here.

Blocker was just hide and seek around the blocks (of local flats), played in teams.
Definitely played it a lot Block 1 2 3. Lampost was home and if if made it back first you could either save yourself or everyone.
Yes!

It always started with the sing-song rhyme, "I draw a snake upon your back, which finger did I prod it with." This was uttered whilst drawing an imaginary snake on someone's back then prodding them with a finger. They then had to guess which finger you used. What this all decided I can't remember.
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Re: Blocked?

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101Walterton wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 5:01pm
Heston wrote:
08 Sep 2020, 2:06pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Sep 2020, 11:11am
WestwayKid wrote:
08 Sep 2020, 10:31am
Heston wrote:
08 Sep 2020, 6:33am


Obviously just a South Shields thing then. Similar to "Leave a Go" and "Kick the Can."
We played a lot of Kick the Can in Wisconsin growing up. I'm assuming it's the same game? You split up into 2 teams and then attempt to kick the other team's can without being caught.
Kick the Can where I grew up was a variation of Hide and Seek. Whoever was "it" would go look for the hiders and if they found them, they called the person's name, and then it was a race back to the base where the can was. If it kicked it, then the person who was caught was it. If the hider got their first, then then it had to set it up again and go looking. As well, while it was looking, a hider could sneak back and kick the can and force it to set it up again.
Yes, similar here.

Blocker was just hide and seek around the blocks (of local flats), played in teams.
Definitely played it a lot Block 1 2 3. Lampost was home and if if made it back first you could either save yourself or everyone.
We called that 40-40 save all.
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Re: Blocked?

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Marky Dread wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 5:35pm
101Walterton wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 5:01pm
Heston wrote:
08 Sep 2020, 2:06pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Sep 2020, 11:11am
WestwayKid wrote:
08 Sep 2020, 10:31am


We played a lot of Kick the Can in Wisconsin growing up. I'm assuming it's the same game? You split up into 2 teams and then attempt to kick the other team's can without being caught.
Kick the Can where I grew up was a variation of Hide and Seek. Whoever was "it" would go look for the hiders and if they found them, they called the person's name, and then it was a race back to the base where the can was. If it kicked it, then the person who was caught was it. If the hider got their first, then then it had to set it up again and go looking. As well, while it was looking, a hider could sneak back and kick the can and force it to set it up again.
Yes, similar here.

Blocker was just hide and seek around the blocks (of local flats), played in teams.
Definitely played it a lot Block 1 2 3. Lampost was home and if if made it back first you could either save yourself or everyone.
We called that 40-40 save all.
Unfortunately we did sing the song:
Eenie Meenie Miny Mo
Catch a n..... by his toe!!!!
Never thought what it meant.

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Re: Blocked?

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101Walterton wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 5:53pm
Marky Dread wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 5:35pm
101Walterton wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 5:01pm
Heston wrote:
08 Sep 2020, 2:06pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Sep 2020, 11:11am


Kick the Can where I grew up was a variation of Hide and Seek. Whoever was "it" would go look for the hiders and if they found them, they called the person's name, and then it was a race back to the base where the can was. If it kicked it, then the person who was caught was it. If the hider got their first, then then it had to set it up again and go looking. As well, while it was looking, a hider could sneak back and kick the can and force it to set it up again.
Yes, similar here.

Blocker was just hide and seek around the blocks (of local flats), played in teams.
Definitely played it a lot Block 1 2 3. Lampost was home and if if made it back first you could either save yourself or everyone.
We called that 40-40 save all.
Unfortunately we did sing the song:
Eenie Meenie Miny Mo
Catch a n..... by his toe!!!!
Never thought what it meant.
That's odd we always sang "nipper".
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Re: Blocked?

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Marky Dread wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 5:57pm
101Walterton wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 5:53pm
Marky Dread wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 5:35pm
101Walterton wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 5:01pm
Heston wrote:
08 Sep 2020, 2:06pm


Yes, similar here.

Blocker was just hide and seek around the blocks (of local flats), played in teams.
Definitely played it a lot Block 1 2 3. Lampost was home and if if made it back first you could either save yourself or everyone.
We called that 40-40 save all.
Unfortunately we did sing the song:
Eenie Meenie Miny Mo
Catch a n..... by his toe!!!!
Never thought what it meant.
That's odd we always sang "nipper".
How do you know that is not what I said 😉

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Re: Blocked?

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Marky Dread wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 5:57pm
101Walterton wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 5:53pm
Marky Dread wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 5:35pm
101Walterton wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 5:01pm
Heston wrote:
08 Sep 2020, 2:06pm


Yes, similar here.

Blocker was just hide and seek around the blocks (of local flats), played in teams.
Definitely played it a lot Block 1 2 3. Lampost was home and if if made it back first you could either save yourself or everyone.
We called that 40-40 save all.
Unfortunately we did sing the song:
Eenie Meenie Miny Mo
Catch a n..... by his toe!!!!
Never thought what it meant.
That's odd we always sang "nipper".
We always sang "knicker" which made no sense at all at the time. Later I obviously realised what the original rhyme was. Thankfully times had moved on even in notoriously un-PC 1970s England.
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"Knocky Door Neighbour" is a funny one. Depending on where you live in England it also could be "Knocky Nine Doors" or "Knock Down Ginger."
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Re: Blocked?

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101Walterton wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 6:17pm
Marky Dread wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 5:57pm
101Walterton wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 5:53pm
Marky Dread wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 5:35pm
101Walterton wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 5:01pm


Definitely played it a lot Block 1 2 3. Lampost was home and if if made it back first you could either save yourself or everyone.
We called that 40-40 save all.
Unfortunately we did sing the song:
Eenie Meenie Miny Mo
Catch a n..... by his toe!!!!
Never thought what it meant.
That's odd we always sang "nipper".
How do you know that is not what I said 😉
Because it's hard to catch a "nutter" by his toe. ;)
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Re: Blocked?

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Heston wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 6:22pm
"Knocky Door Neighbour" is a funny one. Depending on where you live in England it also could be "Knocky Nine Doors" or "Knock Down Ginger."
Yeah I knew it as "knock Down Ginger". No idea who Ginger was.
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Re: Blocked?

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Marky Dread wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 6:25pm
Heston wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 6:22pm
"Knocky Door Neighbour" is a funny one. Depending on where you live in England it also could be "Knocky Nine Doors" or "Knock Down Ginger."
Yeah I knew it as "knock Down Ginger". No idea who Ginger was.
Yeah, the ginger bit never made sense to me.
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Re: Blocked?

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Heston wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 6:27pm
Marky Dread wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 6:25pm
Heston wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 6:22pm
"Knocky Door Neighbour" is a funny one. Depending on where you live in England it also could be "Knocky Nine Doors" or "Knock Down Ginger."
Yeah I knew it as "knock Down Ginger". No idea who Ginger was.
Yeah, the ginger bit never made sense to me.
It's apparently from the following poem.

Ginger, Ginger broke a winder
Hit the winda – crack!
The baker came out to give 'im a clout
And landed on his back.

Still makes no sense to me.
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Re: Blocked?

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Marky Dread wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 6:30pm
Heston wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 6:27pm
Marky Dread wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 6:25pm
Heston wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 6:22pm
"Knocky Door Neighbour" is a funny one. Depending on where you live in England it also could be "Knocky Nine Doors" or "Knock Down Ginger."
Yeah I knew it as "knock Down Ginger". No idea who Ginger was.
Yeah, the ginger bit never made sense to me.
It's apparently from the following poem.

Ginger, Ginger broke a winder
Hit the winda – crack!
The baker came out to give 'im a clout
And landed on his back.

Still makes no sense to me.
:mrgreen:
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Re: Blocked?

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Marky Dread wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 6:25pm
Heston wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 6:22pm
"Knocky Door Neighbour" is a funny one. Depending on where you live in England it also could be "Knocky Nine Doors" or "Knock Down Ginger."
Yeah I knew it as "knock Down Ginger". No idea who Ginger was.
I know it as Cherry Knocking :huh:
work that one one out?

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101Walterton wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 9:21pm
Marky Dread wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 6:25pm
Heston wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 6:22pm
"Knocky Door Neighbour" is a funny one. Depending on where you live in England it also could be "Knocky Nine Doors" or "Knock Down Ginger."
Yeah I knew it as "knock Down Ginger". No idea who Ginger was.
I know it as Cherry Knocking :huh:
work that one one out?
I've also heard it called ding dong ditch, but mostly knock knock ginger.
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Heston wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 6:22pm
"Knocky Door Neighbour" is a funny one. Depending on where you live in England it also could be "Knocky Nine Doors" or "Knock Down Ginger."
I'm from Scotland. You got fed up knocking down Gingers after a while.

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