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fainites barley
Expression which when shouted gives you protection and prevents attack during games of touch such as British Bulldog etc. (ed: I can't remember the spelling of the real expression... any More…
fainting game
Short lived craze for hyperventilation in the playground. Came to an abrupt halt when two kids cracked their heads open by fainting all too easily and landing rather painfully on concrete. More…
five stones
Involved selecting 5 even sized stones, and one larger stone. The idea of the fame was to balance one stone on the back of the hand then throw it into the air, picking up the larger stone, More…
fleas
At my Primary school there were a family of unfortunately ugly and stupid girls who's name I shall leave out of this. I during the course of the day somebody was seen to accidentally come More…
fleas-inject
Variation of "It", where you were given the fleas and had to catch up with someone else and touch them to pass them on. When you touched them you shouted "fleas", and then More…
fly goalie
Situation where anyone in a football team can be a goalkeeper. See also: skeleton goalie, rush goalie =circa 1970's - 80's, UK (SE)
fo, fo, fo for devalera
Irish skipping song: Fo, fo, fo for devalera, In comes Mary at the door-aye-oh (first person in queue runs in) Mary is the one who will have a bit of fun, And we don't want Anne any More…
fobber
Large marble, either glass or metal. It was nearly twice as big as a normal marble and we used to call them "Fobbers" One Fobber was usually swappable for three normal sized marbles. A More…
follow the band all the way
Contributor sent in the following - if you know more verses or tune please let us know: I played women's rugby at the University of Florida one year in the late 1970s, and recall some More…
foot cricket
Game popular at my school. It was non-stop cricket (qv), using your foot as a bat, usually including the one hand one bounce and last man stand rules (qv). One feature of this is that if a More…
forty-forty
Game where one person would be It and have to count to 40, whilst the others went to hide. The It person would then try to find them, and if they were seen, would run back to base and More…
freckles
Army drinking game. This version played as follows: Guys sit round a table, paper plate on the table. Someone 'curls one down'on the plate, and puts a second plate on top. Plate is slapped More…
french cricket
Everyone stands in a circle with one person standing in the middle holding a cricket bat or tennis raquet. One person has a cricket ball or tennis ball. The idea is to throw the ball at More…
french elastic
Similar to "cats cradle" where two girls would stand opposite each other with a long loop of elastic around their legs and a third would jump in/out/on it. A vicious tripwire for boys More…
fudge
Fudge, Fudge, call the judge Mamma's got a newborn baby. Wrap em up in toilet paper Send em up the elevator First floor Stop! ... Second floor Stop! ... etc.
fursies
Game where players would try to skim their football card/sticker the furthest, winning their opponents' cards. =UK