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Morris Miner Started conversation Aug 20, 1999
Does anyone remember 'FEINIGHTS'? I've had the most awful week and I just want to cross my fingers and say 'FEINIGHTS'. I don't want to play anymore!!!!!!! When I was a kid (yes I know I've got a good memory) if the game was getting too much you just called 'FEINIGHTS'. Why doesn't it work now? My boss (she who must be obeyed) just looked and told me to get on with it. I think it's an ageist thing myself people under the age of 35 just don't know that it's allowed. There's no sense of fair play these days that's the trouble.
For those of you too young to remember 'FEINIGHTS' it's a sort of 'time out' thing, but difficult to explain unless you played by those rules. It gives you a break from the game a time to catch your breath and was usually used when you were about to be caught out.
Is there anybody out there who knows what I mean????? Or cares for that matter????
Sidney Kidney, AKA Gruby Ben, friend of Dirty Den Posted Aug 24, 1999
Drool Frood the Second Posted Aug 25, 1999
Its a kid way of saying 'time out'
You know when you're playing HAD and can't run anymore you cros your fingers and say FEINIGHTs.Then no-one can catch you as you are temnporarly not in the game.
Sidney Kidney, AKA Gruby Ben, friend of Dirty Den Posted Aug 25, 1999
Vestboy Posted Sep 15, 1999
In Birmingham we used to call "Barley" for the same reason.
The "zero tolerance - maximum penalty" thinking has caused a lot of this. It starts with words like "efficiency" and then ends up like something out of a horror movie - eating people and disregarding creativity.
Sidney Kidney, AKA Gruby Ben, friend of Dirty Den Posted Sep 17, 1999
Your all mad I say mad!!
keith1120 Posted Feb 2, 2010
I know this is a very old discussion, but I remember feinights very well !
The reason I came across this post is because one of today's topics (02-02-2010) is about Roman Gods, one of which is 'Pax' the god of peace. This explains why with fingers crossed 'pax' (peace) is called in a game. Likewise 'feinights'.
I can't seem to find any reference to the meaning of feinights though
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- 1: Morris Miner (Aug 20, 1999)
- 2: Sidney Kidney, AKA Gruby Ben, friend of Dirty Den (Aug 24, 1999)
- 3: Drool Frood the Second (Aug 25, 1999)
- 4: Sidney Kidney, AKA Gruby Ben, friend of Dirty Den (Aug 25, 1999)
- 5: Vestboy (Sep 15, 1999)
- 6: Sidney Kidney, AKA Gruby Ben, friend of Dirty Den (Sep 17, 1999)
- 7: Vestboy (Sep 17, 1999)
- 8: keith1120 (Feb 2, 2010)