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~ Wednesday, August 13, 2003

14 taunts used during playground fights in 1950s London:

1 bash him one!
2 bash the daylights out of him!
3 bat him on the nob!
4 biff him on the boko!
5 bruise him!
6 clock him!
7 dong him on the dome!
8 get him in the guts!
9 give 'im a crafty clip in the ear 'ole!
10 go on, lam into him!
11 mash him!
12 slosh him on the dial!
13 sock him on the kisser!
14 get in and kill him!

Source: The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren (Opie & Opie 1959)

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