What's new

Aunt Sally

Flynn

SC Supporter
Sep 2, 2004
2,559
6,757
If your not from Oxfordshire you probably won’t get this.

however, I’m curious to see how many of my fellow Spurs fans play / know Aunt Sally.
 

midoshairband

Well-Known Member
Apr 25, 2006
7,230
14,347
don't play it, but am aware of it. it's in most of the pubs around here (deepest darkest Oxfordshire).
 

daveduvet

Well-Known Member
Oct 6, 2008
5,706
15,524
Is an aunt Sally an old school name for a lesbian?

EDIT. I hasten to add my post wasn’t a piss-take one. I heard a phrase used regularly in a work of fiction - now I can’t recall it whatsoever
 
Last edited:

Rocksuperstar

Isn't this fun? Isn't fun the best thing to have?
Jun 6, 2005
53,602
67,683
Well, I could be wrong, but I believe Aunt Sally is an old, old wooden ship that was used during the Civil War era.
 

daveduvet

Well-Known Member
Oct 6, 2008
5,706
15,524
Is an aunt Sally an old school name for a lesbian?
I’ve since searched and can’t find any reference to it. But I’m pretty sure I’m the 1920’s a gay woman was discreetly called an Aunt ? Something. Bugging me now.
 

midoshairband

Well-Known Member
Apr 25, 2006
7,230
14,347
I’ve since searched and can’t find any reference to it. But I’m pretty sure I’m the 1920’s a gay woman was discreetly called an Aunt ? Something. Bugging me now.

dunno, but my searching helped me find out that the French call it 'game of carnage' which couldn't be further from the truth!
 

atoubasrightfoot

Well-Known Member
Oct 1, 2006
534
1,159
Matey, grew up in the countryside just outside of Reading. The game was played in quite a few pubs round there that I used to drink in. Now I live in Streatham and no one has ever heard of it.
 

Flynn

SC Supporter
Sep 2, 2004
2,559
6,757
So tonight saw the division E power houses plough (west hanney) take on the black horse (east hanney) in the much anticipated NWD.

Whilst winning one leg each before drawing the third. The plough overcame east Hanney in the beer leg sending the crowd home happy (pissed).
 

EaMidSpurs

Well-Known Member
Mar 22, 2015
327
519
North Oxfordshire boy here...they still play it in a few of my old haunts
Now in Leicestershire (sad I know lol)..the only game most of them know up here is having fun with members of their own fanilies lol
 

LeSoupeKitchen

Well-Known Member
Aug 18, 2011
3,142
7,756
North Oxfordshire boy here...they still play it in a few of my old haunts
Now in Leicestershire (sad I know lol)..the only game most of them know up here is having fun with members of their own fanilies lol

Which is why you've named yourself EaMidSpurs and not OxfordshireSpurs?
 

Houdini

No better cure for the blues than some good pussy.
Jul 10, 2006
56,967
79,169
I came across one of those dolly supports way back in the '70s and didn't know what it was until some 800 year old guy became excited about it and then told me what it was.
He said something along the line of "you'd sit your mother-in-law on it and throw battens at her" there was no aunt with the find but apparently it's very rare to find one.

Edit. I've just googled it and it's still a thing! ??
 

Geyzer Soze

Fearlessly the idiot faced the crowd
Aug 16, 2010
26,058
63,369
What a shame that cultures becoming so homogenised now that things like this must be being lost daily, all over the world. Right up to languages. I think its a real shame
 
Last edited:
Top