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to think it's not big or clever to play knock down ginger..

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Gossipyfishwife Mon 31-Mar-14 21:58:11

..even if you are 91.

I was having a discreet post prandial nap when the doorbell rang about 5 or 6 times. I opened the door to catch a glimpse of my Dad shuffling off round the side of the house...snorting with laughter.

He was completely unfazed when I told him that April Fool wasn't until tomorrow. He is such a chancer.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Mon 31-Mar-14 22:05:09

Shuffling off...



feathermucker Mon 31-Mar-14 22:37:11

Ah, God bless 91 too!

Awesome dad grin

thebody Mon 31-Mar-14 22:39:24

he sounds great but what's 'post prandile* mean?

Middleagedmotheroftwo Mon 31-Mar-14 22:40:45

post prandial = after lunch

Gossipyfishwife Mon 31-Mar-14 23:54:46

I have forgiven him. He picked a massive bunch of daffs for me from the garden.

Shit. I hope it was the garden.

I will have to check the verge opposite the house in the morning. Oh God. The neighbour caught him robbing apples last year. I told him I won't visit if he gets prison.

Onesleeptillwembley Tue 01-Apr-14 00:04:31

Your 91 year old dad pushed over someone with red hair? Why? Fucking hell I'd be livid. My great Aunty became really nasty with dementia. It could be that.

Gossipyfishwife Tue 01-Apr-14 00:17:33

Er are you on the right thread Onesleep?

He doesn't have dementia. He is a criminal mastermind/naughty oap. I will know for sure in the morning when I check whether any daffodils have disappeared from the verge.

MyChemicalGerard Tue 01-Apr-14 00:21:07

Hahaha amazing! Long may he continue with his criminal mastermind plans.

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Tue 01-Apr-14 00:22:27

My school friend's Dad used to tell a great story about how he was walking down the road one day and saw two small children struggling to reach a door knocker that was too high for them. So he walked up the front path, asked them if they needed help and knocked on the door for them.

At which point, one of them turned round, looked up at him and said 'OK, now we run.'

EatShitDerek Tue 01-Apr-14 00:23:12

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Onesleeptillwembley Tue 01-Apr-14 00:25:20

Ah. Just seen eatshits post. Did you mean knock a door run? I've never heard of knock down ginger.

EatShitDerek Tue 01-Apr-14 00:29:06

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Onesleeptillwembley Tue 01-Apr-14 00:31:13

I did, but just didn't 'get it'. Maybe I'm tired, maybe not that obvious. I found it a bit confusing, tbh, prob because I didn't know what the OP was referring to initially. Is it a regional thing?

Onesleeptillwembley Tue 01-Apr-14 00:31:41

You're north like myself, Derek.

EatShitDerek Tue 01-Apr-14 00:32:34

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RafaIsTheKingOfClay Tue 01-Apr-14 00:33:06

Was just wondering that. I'm in the south, always known it as knock down ginger.

I could figure out what you meant if you said 'knock a door run'. Can see why you'd be confused the other way round though. grin

WorraLiberty Tue 01-Apr-14 00:33:09

It's always been called knock down ginger here in London anyway...and more recently 'knocky'.

However, I had no fucking idea what 'post prandial' meant until this thread. How did I manage to go nearly 45 years without ever having heard this somewhat wanky phrase? Btw, Google has reprimanded me with it's little red squiggly line. It's telling me it's 'postprandial' so now I'm conflicted grin

Can we stick with 'after lunch'? blush

EatShitDerek Tue 01-Apr-14 00:34:33

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MeepMeepVroooom Tue 01-Apr-14 00:35:09

You surely mean chap door run (chap door shuffle in this case)

Your Dad sounds awesome. grin

Your thread title does sound like a game of knocking down gingers though.

Onesleeptillwembley Tue 01-Apr-14 00:35:25


WorraLiberty Tue 01-Apr-14 00:37:00

I might try to work it into conversation tomorrow Derek grin

"DH, how about a spot of post prandial intercourse once we've digested the guinea fowl?

EatShitDerek Tue 01-Apr-14 00:37:04

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WhatsTheWordHummingbird Tue 01-Apr-14 00:38:47

Its called Knocky Nine Doors round these parts.

WorraLiberty Tue 01-Apr-14 00:40:42

There are many theories but this one sounds the most plausible to me

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