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tag, tig, tip
A game, which at its simplest involves the person chosen to be "it" first, running around trying to touch or "tag" another member of those playing the game. When touched... or More…
taps
A basketball game that you have to get 21 points in different shots. =circa 1990's, USA
taws
Alternative word for marbles. Often used with 'alley'; 'alley taws' were the bigger marbles that you tried to hit with smaller ones. See also: marbles =circa 1900 - 1950's, UK (Scot)
tenner
A large marble of around 30mm in diameter, and highly sought after. Could be glass or steel (a 'tenner steely'). See also: alley bomper, dobber =UK
thax
Involved one child having a ball and other children running around them, in a circle, the ball person would have to close there eyes and throw the ball at the running children. when the More…
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three and in
A game where you had to score three goals past the keeper to then suffer the torment of the other 15 kids hammering the ball at you. Normally played with a goal painted on a school wall. More…
thugby
Version of rugby where a soccer ball was used. No scrums tho, plenty of rucks, mauls, general mayhem etc. Similar to murder ball. =circa 1980's, UK (NE)
tibs
When playing conkers, if the conker was hit only very slightly, the first one to shout "tibs" got a free go. Not to be confused with "clinch" which was used similarly but when the More…
tick-off-ground
Avoidance of becoming "it" in game of tag or tick by being off-ground. See also: off ground touch
tidy
Substitue for almost any word that means pleasure or 'nice'. For example, when a nice bit of skirt passes by you could say "That blonde's tidy.", or if you are pleased with lunch you More…
tig, tiggy
Lincolnshire (UK) equiv of "It". One person runs around and "tigs" the other person who is now "on". Variations include "Tiggy Off Ground" (you're safe if your feet are off More…
tin-can-through-the-legs, killer can (in London area)
A game in which a tin can is kicked and aimed between the legs of opposing players. A successful "goal" results in beatings administered to the player who was "scored" through. More…
tingle tangle
Often, during a game of conkers, a particularly vicious attempt at a hit would result in the shoelaces/strings becoming entwined. At this point the two kids playing would tug furiously at More…
tipsies
Part of game of 'slaps'. Called by the slapper in a game of slaps to refer to the fact that although the slapee moved his hands out of the way, the slapper's finger-tips caught the victim's More…
tits
Began as an exclamatory, as in "Tits!", or "Holy Tits!". Its usage has grown to include adjective usage, as in, "that party was totally tits." The term is used interchangably More…
torture, slapsies, knuckles
A game using the deck of cards to inflict pain and torture on your classmates. One of you holds the deck, the other cuts it. Torture was worked out thus: Clubs: Scrape (from back to More…
townie
There are male and female townies. These wear baseball caps rolled tightly and stuck up pointing at the sky. They wear sports clothes and often brown rockport boots and walk around tryting More…
truck fuck
Used by skaters/punks to describe getting hit in the face with a skateboard (the trucks).x =circa 2003, CAN
truth-or-dare
A game, usually played at slumber parties but sometimes at recess, in which players are given the option of "truth" or "dare". If they choose truth, they must answer any question More…