Sunday, 23 August 2009

Another pointless way to pass the time

First Born and Second Born were chatting about their days at school the other evening when FB announced that he had a great game he had played with his friends that we had to try. It's hilarious, he promised.

Now, we know from lo-o-o-o-o-o-ng experience that what is just drop-dead hilarious to an eleven year old boy sort of loses something in the translation for adults. So we were not expecting much, but this time he was right. It's a silly game, it veers quickly into toilet humour territory, but it is funny. And easy to learn. Ready?

The rules of the game are: someone asks you a series of questions to which you can only give one answer. The same answer every time. And you are not allowed to laugh, giggle or even smirk as you do so. If you laugh, you lose. Sounds easy, until you learn that the answer you have to give is "manky sausage".

(A quick aside: is the word "manky" used outside Scotland? It is generally used here to mean dirty, filthy, stinky, mouldy, clarty. You get the idea.)

Anyway, the joy of the game lies in the questions. Be as inventive as you like. Some ideas to get you started (remember, you HAVE to answer "manky sausage"):

What are your trousers made of?

What is your favourite flavour of ice cream?

What do you wash your hair with?

What kind of after shave do you wear?

What is in this photo?

You get the idea. Kept us amused for ages. But then, as we have established beyond doubt, the Loth household is very easily amused.


  1. Ah ... "clarty" ... Now there's a word I've not used in a while! Time for resurrection, I think. :-)

  2. The Loth family is also very amusing.

  3. I don't get it...

  4. I remember this game from when I was at school... I'm very sorry to say that "manky sausage" is the polite version.

    Although almost anything will do. I have played it with small French schoolchildren using various more innocuous phrases. Anything is funny if you repeat it often enough!