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scabs/scabby queen, scabby bitches
Card game - If you lost you were rapped across the knuckles with the whole deck of cards - several times! See also: scavvy queen ◊ Basically the same as 'Scurvy Queen' or More…
scavvy queen
Card used in game. Played more for the mildly painful punishment inflicted on the loser than its riveting gameplay. The scavvy queen was usually the Queen of Clubs. The entire deck was More…
scramble goalie
In playing football if it was decided it was "scramble goalie" anyone in the team could save the ball with their hands if they were in the penalty area. When it was "rush" goalie , More…
sea of legs
A game played by boys at school using many legs and two tables. The tables were placed side by side, with a gap in between them. Those creating the "sea of legs" would sit in two rows More…
sex lord
A playground game half-based on Doomlord (a photo comic-strip from the early-80s revamp of the Eagle comic, which featured an alien who could "consume" someone's personality by grabbing More…
shoes
Stand in a circle with left foot forward, someone says: Your shoes are dirty Your shoes are clean Please put the other foot in. Last foot in was ' man'. 'ixxing it out': Stand in a More…
shred
To kick a footbag. To play "hackysack". To play (freestyle) the game of footbag., Common word among many footbag players. (ed: never heard of hackysack as a game tilI came to More…
silence
Silence in the courtyard Silence in the street The biggest fool in England Is just about to speak Starting from now
silver dolphin
A glass marble with a reflective internal crack. These were more highly prized than normal marbles but could be easily produced by boiling in a kettle. See also: alley, bomper alley, More…
sitting ducks
A (usually) harmless game whereby a number of lower school pupils would gather in a quieter playground and one unfortunate boy was made to stand against an eight-foot wall atop a four foot More…
skeleton goalie
Similar to 'Rush Goalie' but extended to include any member of the team who would be allowed to use their hands in the area as any normal keeper would, and also play out field. This More…
skinchies
A "shout" (often accompanied by crossed fingers) created temporary immunity from being made "it" when playing sticky toffee, stuck in the mud, tag, etc. See also: faynights More…
slaps, slapsies, slapps
A 'back of the classroom' game. Two people put their palms together horizontally, fingertips touching. In turn one person would try to slap their opponents hands before they could move them More…
slaughterball
This is a version of the game called "wall ball". Instead of having to hit the wall, we had to hit the person as they made a dash to touch the wall. As we got better and better at More…
Slaughterhouse
Basic game similar in format to 'Wall Ball' but with a more violent variation. If a player touched but failed to catch the ball, or missed the wall when throwing it, he had to run to the More…
smear the queer
More or less the same as British Bulldog. Used as "Let's play 'Smear the Queer'. We used to play a game like 'British Bulldog' (the first definition you have), only we called it 'Smear More…
smear-the-queer
"Smear the Queer" describes the game of "British Bulldog" as played in the USA, except... 1 guy is deemed the "queer" and immediately he must run the length of the field with a More…
smiling slut
Rules are easy. You smile at the teacher - female preferably - so that she smiles back uncertainly, then still smiling at her, you hiss "slut" at her through your teeth. Points are More…
snooch
Fun game whereby protagonists attatch a clothes peg to their unknowing victims, thus rendering them "snootched". The more pegs you can get on a person without them noticing, the more More…
snowbird
A term used in basketball in an instance such as this: One's team is playing offense and turns the ball over (loses it to the other team by losing control, etc.) and one, out of laziness More…