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Little Hawk 15 Nov 11 - 06:16 PM
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Subject: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Nov 11 - 06:16 PM

Why do people continue to put up with broadcasts of this prissy and patently offensive sport, Tiddlywinks? Why are tiny amounts of money wasted in funding such a tawdry and decadent spectacle? Has anyone given consideration to how it affects public morals and downgrades people's respect for the sanctity of life? Why would pimply middle class dweebs from the suburbs let themselves be suckered into hunkering down at a kitchen table and playing Tiddlywinks for hours on end just to entertain a cretinous mob of salivating spectators?

Or...2 or three bored relatives and a Poodle...as the case may be.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 15 Nov 11 - 06:38 PM

The favorite shipboard game of the crews of the ships of Christopher Columbus during the long voyages to discover new lands.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: BTNG
Date: 15 Nov 11 - 06:39 PM

The Poodle doesn't play anymore, so it's all down to the relatives


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Nov 11 - 06:45 PM

Well, but the Poodle watches, surely?

I bet it's hard to play accurately on a rough day at sea. Still, a true aficionado doesn't let a little bad weather get in the way of squapping a wink or two.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: Ed T
Date: 15 Nov 11 - 06:48 PM

I believe this thread should start off with a little abuse. I know, its music below the BS beltline. But, here it goes.

Beware, abuse!


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: BTNG
Date: 15 Nov 11 - 08:05 PM

I remember once driving along a corduroyed logging road attempting to play tiddlywinks....


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: BTNG
Date: 15 Nov 11 - 08:09 PM

Oh come on Ed, let's Be Nice


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 15 Nov 11 - 08:46 PM

I thought the Poodle was there so the assistant coach would have someone to sodomize.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 12:05 AM

Defensive coordinator???

He looks pretty offensive to me!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 12:15 AM

That's a cute song by Lily. She sort of reminds me of Veronica Rutledge. Very perky and bright. Not a girl who would waste her time watching the Tiddlywinks Playoffs.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 12:54 AM

The following video clip should make it quite plain how awful and culturally destructive Tiddlywinks is, as it exposes some hardcore Tiddlywinksters up to their usual dastardly behaviour. Very nasty! These are NOT people you want marrying your daughters! Or even talking to them, for that matter.

Ultimate Tiddlywinks!


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 01:09 AM

A very skilful game, excellent for one's co-ordination. How can anyone knock it?!

My first wife's most brilliant contemporary at Newnham College, Cambridge, an Oz girl called Eleanor Reille, who got a double **d First in English, thought herself honoured to marry the captain of the University Tiddlywinks Team against Oxford. [True].

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: Paul Burke
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 02:04 AM

Tiddlywinks League is a real man's game. Tiddlywinks Union is for wimps. They wear body armour for American Tiddlywinks.

What's this word "jejeune"?


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 02:18 AM

It is actually correctly spelt 'jejune' = immature; but sometimes spelt as above thru confusion with 'jeune', French for young.

~M~


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 04:46 AM

Ah but there are tiddlers, and there are winkers. Which one are you?


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 04:54 AM

☞nudge-nudge☜

〠wink-wink〠

☺~M~☺


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: David C. Carter
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 04:54 AM

One can easily tell who the"winkers"are:They wear jampot glasses!


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: David C. Carter
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 05:15 AM

Are we talking Bare Knuckle Tiddlywinks?


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: Will Fly
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 06:39 AM

Cage fighting tiddlywinks for me...


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 07:03 AM

Why not? It get's the family together, away from the tv, doesn't require batteries and can be quite entertaining especially if you have had one or three.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: Ed T
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 09:10 AM

Pound-for-pound, who was the best tiddlywink player, of all time?

I know this may stimulate agressive debate, and even personal attacks, and the, tit-for-tat, throwing of personal laundry items at the victims of the contrary-mind. But, bring it on, winkers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: Ed T
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 09:13 AM

""Yo 'suttinly am de mos' contrary-minded specimen ob de chicken fambly dat I eber seed," observed Washington, breathing heavily, for his run had winded him."
Lost on the Moon Or, in Quest of the Field of Diamonds


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: Ed T
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 09:21 AM

""The trouble with the contrary-minded is they have an established habit of resistance."" from, Nerves and Common Sense


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: BTNG
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 09:58 AM

Dora Field-Mouse (later Dame Dora Field-Mouse) was considered be quite the spark in tiddlywinks circles in the late 19th to early 20th century (the usual suspects, will want to indulge themselves in the 1945 definition of what is tiddlywinks, and whether tiddlywinks as we know it existed before this date, but let's not, for once.
Miss Field-Mouse is, perhaps best remembered for the controversisl, but very bold, for it's time, the Field-Mouse Maneuver, which was in effect a no win situation, and the only way a person could win was by cheating. (this was later adapted by the writers of a 20th and 21st century television and film science fiction series).


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: Mrrzy
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 10:28 AM

He he he you really want some action, try pick-up-sticks! Remember how completely pointy those were? Tiddlywinks was (were?) for wimps!


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: BTNG
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 10:37 AM

I wonder if the previous poster has ever played tiddlywinks, with manhole covers? (Mervyn Harris who worked at the Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch coal mine in Cwm Rhondda, South Wales)was considered by many to be the all-time master in the particular branch of the game) Wimps you say?


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 10:38 AM

It's the silly name that gives this great and skilful game its faintly ludicrous air, leading to misconceived manifestations like this silly thread.

If only they had thought to call it connivati parvi from the start!

~M~


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 10:40 AM

BTNG ~ It's your punctuational crassness that gives me my laughs. What is that otiose bracket doing in the middle of your last post?

Be ashamed.

Be very ashamed...

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: GUEST,999
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 10:48 AM

The modernization of the game has resulted in high-tech recognition for some. Whether to break up an otherwise dreary day or prompt deeper philosophical reflections, one must admit that the game has a history.


'Lilla Estelle Appleton, a century ago, submitted a dissertation to the faculty of the Graduate School of the Arts and Literature (University of Chicago) in candidacy for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, entitled "A Comparative study of the play activities of adult savages and civilized children - an investigation of the scientific basis of education".

She had this to say about the education of the day:

"For example, there are no highly specialized finger plays at all comparable, in delicacy of movement, to piano playing, or even to the simple modern games of "crockonole" or "tiddledywinks," plays in which the result sought is dependent upon the perfect control of the small muscles of the fingers, the rest of the body being comparatively quiescent."'

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'Tiddlywinks Perversions... The Only Way to Have Fun!

Perversions are variations on the traditional tournament game. Just about anything goes!

Sunshine's remarkable tome, Alleghany Airlines Book Club Presents is the source authority for all winks perversions'

#################################################

It is self-evident that changes of that nature deserve to be stricken from the internet which of course was not available due to lack of computers in the late 1800s.

However, the real problem was the dearth of squidgers when the game was passed by word of mouth in the 1800s.

"Players use a "squidger", a disk usually made from plastic to move a wink into flight by pressing down on one side of the wink."

Plastics which were discovered and developed in the 1880s allowed for improvements to the game, but new technologies have given the advantage to modern players, thus showing BTNG's post to have both a veracity but also a certain short-sightedness regarding the 1945 definition.

With respect, we must not allow these modern societies and rule changers to slap the face of traditional tiddlywinks, for there there be dragons.

Clive Oswald Barcouth


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: BTNG
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 10:52 AM

if you think it's crass, themn I am proud to be crass, MtheGM it is an honour to be considered crass...oh and please stop ruining a fun thread, by your off topic remarks


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: Mrrzy
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 11:25 AM

OK, then, if not for wimps, it's still outete, jetre, and effune.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: katlaughing
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 11:41 AM

Bee-dubya-ell, any of that with the Poodle could have serious consequences!

My grandma taught me Tiddlywinks and I taught it to my grandson. Still love and we ain't none a'us wimps!:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 12:02 PM

Coo-ee. Hullo, Bumface The Nogood Gashlycrumbtiny!!!

'N tara-well, Your Crassness...


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: BTNG
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 12:06 PM

you are sad, MtheGM...very sad...go away


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 12:14 PM

☹ ☹ ☹ ☹ ☹ ☹ ☹ ☹ ☹ ☹


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: BTNG
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 12:21 PM

stop wrecking a fun thread!


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 12:24 PM

☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 01:07 PM

I'm glad to finally see some serious, substantive and open discussion of this so-called "sport". It's about time that the exploitation of suburban nerds by the Tiddlywink franchise had the light of public scrutiny shone brightly upon it in no uncertain terms. I trust that we can, in this way, move forward to a more enlightened society which looks askance on practices such as "squapping a wink", especially before mid-morning tea!


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: BTNG
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 01:15 PM

for information on tiddlywinks in Canada, please get in touch with the Rev. Ernest Bucket at CNTWA (Canada National Tiddlywinks Association) head office Moose's Ear, Saskatchewan


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 01:26 PM

Really? Gosh, I wonder if he's related to Hyacinth Bucket?


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: BTNG
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 01:49 PM

second cousin ten times removed (meaning he has been removed for unlawful loitering)

for those wondering the Rev's last name is pronounced bouquet


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 02:22 PM

Wasn't Dame Dora reaped in 1900?


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: gnu
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 02:29 PM

Little known fact... the game originated as a gambling game in bars where the object was to get coins in a shot glass. Success won a drink on the opponent. When I have related the aforegoing previously, I was met, at times, with doubt but I can prove it. Ya'd have to be drunk to come up with such a silly-ass game... am I right, people?

Now... who the fuck came up with crokinole, and jumping jacks and... and why? I suspect hard liquor again. Or, all could have simply been an attempt to create indoor games for children to be occupied with in foul weather. Of course, when played by adults, gotta be hard liquor involed eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: BTNG
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 03:10 PM

Ahhh the much publicised 1900 "Reaping" incident, I believe it took place in Battersea Park and involved....no wait that was some thing else altogether...I know it involved an exchange of monies, something about keeping quiet about the whole thing till the child was of a legal age and could tiddle its own wink, at least that's how it was translated in the French press of the day


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: GUEST,999
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 03:27 PM

Ernest Bucket is related to Dropintha, his niece once removed (and twice shy).

However, this jocularity is somewhat disheartening. You lot--the regular ne'er-do-wells in whose company I am privileged to place myself--are avoiding the crux of the matter:

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No one has yet mentioned the potential for tiddlywinks to solve the problem of war. Armies would be of equal number, and troops would play their opposition in sudden death (pardon the turn of phrase) games. The winner of the war would be decided by total point counts. We could work out a handicapping system, something functional yet simple. There is real potential in this and I hope you'll take the idea seriously.

About the empty space after "crux of the matter", I forgot what I was gonna say.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: JennieG
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 04:06 PM

Many sports have been rocked by scandals of some sort......sexual misconduct of the players, players taking bribes, players throwing games (and sometimes even throwing their opponents). Is there a possibility that such unsportsman and unsportswoman-like behaviour will tarnish the good name of the gentle pastime of Tiddlywinks? I, for one, would not like to see the game brought into disrepute.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 05:00 PM

'Jeer if joyful, detested un-keen wit.'

Says it all realy.

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: BTNG
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 05:03 PM

Yes, Dropintha has been described as being one or two bricks shy of load, not unlike some I could mention, she did however possess a keen sense of humour, unlike some I could mention


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 05:44 PM

I think it's "Dropinthia", isn't it? "Dropintha" just doesn't sound right to me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Tiddlywinks: effete, jejeune, outre!
From: GUEST,999
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 05:54 PM

"I, for one, would not like to see the game brought into disrepute."

I agree JennieG. Houses of, OK, but NOT tiddlywinks.


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