A Conversation for Conkers

stamps, strings, World Conker Championships...

Post 1

BigAl Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

Just a note added for my reference... (I may consider updating this Entry)


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Post 2

Asteroid Lil - Community Editor and Ottist

Oddly enough we've just been talking about conkers over at the atelier, and the Brits are saying they never see it being played on the street any more.


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Post 3

BigAl Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

Trouble is, kids are far too busy watching TV, playing computer games, talking on their mobiles etc etc smiley - sadface


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Post 4

kelli - ran 2 miles a day for 2012, aiming for the same for 2013

I was lamenting the fact that I found dozens of conkers in the park today so the kids obviously don't value them any more smiley - sadface

This entry is just plain wrong in saying playing conkers is (or was) a male activity.


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Post 5

Hoovooloo

We had this conversation in the Peer Review thread. I didn't *say* it was a male activity. I said it was *predominantly* males. And I stand by the observation.

Also, what, pray means that this entry needs updating? Has there been some major development in the world of corkers since it was written? (Just getting defensive over an entry I was & am happy with)
SoRB


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Post 6

Alfster

Over zealous councils are also chopping them down for health and safety reasons. Kids climbing trees can fall out and sticks can hit cars. As the trees are mostly maintained by the councils they are liable for tany accidents occurred in or due to them.


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Post 7

Alfster

<as there been some major development in the world of corkers since it was written? (Just getting defensive over an entry I was & am happy with)>

Yes, the introduction of PPE. smiley - laugh Sadly true.smiley - wah


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Post 8

BigAl Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

'Also, what, pray means that this entry needs updating? Has there been some major development in the world of corkers since it was written?'


What promptewd me to write that note to myself was that there was s'one being interviewed on BBC1 TV Morning news a week or so ago who was talking about rules involving 'stamps' and 'strings'. I've just looked at your Entry where you write:

'There are many arcane rules of conkers to do with glancing blows, hits on the string, specific techniques and so on, but they are very variable, and so are beyond the scope of this entry'.

I just think that some of the more common rules should be put in.

smiley - smiley


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Post 9

BigAl Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

Oh, Also the title is 'Conkers'; i.e. could be about more than just the game. So I wanted to insert s'thing about the wartime (WWII) collection of conkers by children - to make acetone.


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Post 10

BigAl Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

... see my convestation below the Entry on the Wartime Use of Conkers'. Also ways to harden conkers...

smiley - smiley


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Post 11

kelli - ran 2 miles a day for 2012, aiming for the same for 2013

"I didn't *say* it was a male activity. I said it was *predominantly* males. And I stand by the observation"

Still wrong in my experience, but fine so long as you think you're right...


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