@bryn 'A "dull witted person" is chosen as the referee or "jobanowl", and the two teams decide who flonks first by tossing a sugar beet. The game begins when the jobanowl shouts, "Here y'go t'gither!"'
i....what.......surely this was written by someone on here to make fun of us, this simply cannot be real
@lennie "the rules are impenetrable and the result always contested"
Apparently, the person you are looking for was a drunken printer's apprentice in 1966 https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=NWu6sLJn7-kC&pg=PA105&dq=Dwile+flonking&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=Dwile%20flonking&f=false
to be fair there was quite a big printing industry in that area (a lot of books are still printed by William Clowes)
A dweil is legitimately a thing, originally the term was (and still is) used for a floor cloth but in modern Dutch is equally commonly used to refer to the squeezy floor mops that have existed since the late 1970s..
@bryn only 75% of the toot was showing on my timeline column (as it was at the bottom) and I guessed it just by reading the first bit 😁
@vfrmedia those aren't even real words though!!!
@bryn the (old) East Anglian dialect isn't heard as much nowadays amongst younger people; but its vocabulary and grammar patterns are closer to Dutch and German than standard English (to the point moving here (I used to live in London and SE England) made it easier for me to learn Dutch and improve my German (this makes sense when you consider our geographic location)
@bryn is it a team-based activity?
@bryn ha The Lewes Arms pub is about 6 miles away from my office!
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