Knock Down Ginger versus Ding Dong Ditch

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

Which was it?

Knock Down Ginger
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Ding Dong Ditch
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Total votes: 3

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Knock Down Ginger versus Ding Dong Ditch

Postby Billy » 05 Mar 2011, 18:33

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Personally, we used to call it ding dong ditch ... but I just found myself calling it the other 'fing' due to 'peer pressure' -- so which was it?

And don't anyone even dare bother trying to refer to it as 'nicky-nine doors' or other such verbal tosh ... :lol:

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Re: Knock Down Ginger versus Ding Dong Ditch

Postby harvey k-tel » 05 Mar 2011, 18:39

Billy wrote:
And don't anyone even dare bother trying to refer to it as 'nicky-nine doors' or other such verbal tosh ... :lol:


Oh, okay.

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Re: Knock Down Ginger versus Ding Dong Ditch

Postby Billy » 05 Mar 2011, 18:42

Harvey K-Tel wrote:
Billy wrote:
And don't anyone even dare bother trying to refer to it as 'nicky-nine doors' or other such verbal tosh ... :lol:


Oh, okay.

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Harvey :shock: .... you of all people! :lol:

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Re: Knock Down Ginger versus Ding Dong Ditch

Postby harvey k-tel » 05 Mar 2011, 18:49

Billy wrote:
Harvey K-Tel wrote:
Billy wrote:
And don't anyone even dare bother trying to refer to it as 'nicky-nine doors' or other such verbal tosh ... :lol:


Oh, okay.

:(


Harvey :shock: .... you of all people! :lol:


Well, not really. In the town where I grew up we called it 'Calculon 5050', but when I moved away from there at the age of 12, I discovered the 'other' name, and that's the only other name I've ever heard it called.
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Re: Knock Down Ginger versus Ding Dong Ditch

Postby Still Baron » 05 Mar 2011, 18:52

I'm afraid that this is one of those things (like Brazil Nuts) for which the n-word will always immediately leap into my mind. Hopefully, that's not the case for kids anymore, but I guess I was around for the last vestige of that sort of thing.
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Re: Knock Down Ginger versus Ding Dong Ditchck.

Postby Hugh » 05 Mar 2011, 19:04

Round here it is Chap door run.

Chap being a Scots word for knock.

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Re: Knock Down Ginger versus Ding Dong Ditch

Postby Beebsy » 05 Mar 2011, 19:10

We used to call it "Really Fucking Annoying". :evil:

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Re: Knock Down Ginger versus Ding Dong Ditch

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 05 Mar 2011, 19:12

Harvey K-Tel wrote:In the town where I grew up we called it 'Calculon 5050'


:lol:

Why?

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Re: Knock Down Ginger versus Ding Dong Ditch

Postby harvey k-tel » 05 Mar 2011, 19:13

oh ostrich wrote:
Harvey K-Tel wrote:In the town where I grew up we called it 'Calculon 5050'


:lol:

Why?


It was all based on statistical odds of getting caught, and whether or not it'd be a woman in a nightgown, or a man with a pipe, etc. We used to carry slide rules and notebooks on our little adventures.
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Re: Knock Down Ginger versus Ding Dong Ditch

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 05 Mar 2011, 19:14

:lol:

Fantastic!

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Re: Knock Down Ginger versus Ding Dong Ditch

Postby harvey k-tel » 05 Mar 2011, 19:16

It is, isn't it?

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Re: Knock Down Ginger versus Ding Dong Ditch

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 05 Mar 2011, 19:24

I did this when I was a kid, in my gang, like a lot of people, but the lark was resurrected when we were 18 or 19 and we'd be walking home from the pub. We'd pass by rows of terraced houses in the posh part of Whitehaven (yes, there is one!) and it was ideal for knocky-nine-door. :twisted:

We'd dare each other to do worse things, too - like uprooting plants from people's front gardens (we loved the word 'uproot' and if we did it we'd be able to say the word the following day if other mates asked what we'd been up to). We smashed a few windows, too. I took out the window of the Cons Club (at the time proudly displaying a large picture of Maggie T) once, and lived in fear for weeks afterward.

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Re: Knock Down Ginger versus Ding Dong Ditch

Postby harvey k-tel » 05 Mar 2011, 19:28

But..but...that's criminal behaviour!
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Re: Knock Down Ginger versus Ding Dong Ditch

Postby Beebsy » 05 Mar 2011, 19:29

Harvey K-Tel wrote:But..but...that's criminal behaviour!

It certainly is. What kind of vandals love the word "uproot". :roll:

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Re: Knock Down Ginger versus Ding Dong Ditch

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 05 Mar 2011, 19:33

We were bad lads. Just for a short while. I think it had something to do with school.

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Re: Knock Down Ginger versus Ding Dong Ditch

Postby harvey k-tel » 05 Mar 2011, 19:50

Beebsy wrote:
Harvey K-Tel wrote:But..but...that's criminal behaviour!

It certainly is. What kind of vandals love the word "uproot". :roll:


:lol:

Magilla will be around to tell us that all the Kiwi vandals use it regularly.
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Re: Knock Down Ginger versus Ding Dong Ditch

Postby Witchypoo » 05 Mar 2011, 19:56

It was Knocky Door Neighbour when I was growing up.
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Re: Knock Down Ginger versus Ding Dong Ditch

Postby packrat » 05 Mar 2011, 22:03

Just to be different

we used to call it Tok-Tokkie
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Re: Knock Down Ginger versus Ding Dong Ditchck.

Postby Copehead » 05 Mar 2011, 22:14

Hugh wrote:Round here it is Chap door run.

Chap being a Scots word for knock.


Knock door run, where I grew up too, bit of a boring descriptive phrase really.
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Re: Knock Down Ginger versus Ding Dong Ditch

Postby zoomboogity » 06 Mar 2011, 14:51

Brer Baron wrote:I'm afraid that this is one of those things (like Brazil Nuts) for which the n-word will always immediately leap into my mind. Hopefully, that's not the case for kids anymore, but I guess I was around for the last vestige of that sort of thing.


Well, in that case: Maryann, or Mrs. Howell?
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