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William P




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PostPosted: Thu 25 Feb, 2016 6:33 am    Post subject: Where did the englishman go to buy his estoc         Reply with quote

the tuckshop

Razz Razz Razz Laughing Out Loud
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PostPosted: Thu 25 Feb, 2016 12:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

LOVE it. A great joke.

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Feb, 2016 1:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The trouble is that only British people will likely get the joke.
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PostPosted: Thu 25 Feb, 2016 3:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Unless having no truck with tuck.

Happy Happy
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William P




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PostPosted: Fri 26 Feb, 2016 12:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roger Hooper wrote:
The trouble is that only British people will likely get the joke.
i'm ok with this, getting a laugh at all is the goal of this pun
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PostPosted: Fri 26 Feb, 2016 5:47 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roger Hooper wrote:
The trouble is that only British people will likely get the joke.


It's okay, the rest of us have Google. We'll laugh later. Promise.

Matthew
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PostPosted: Fri 26 Feb, 2016 12:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

For the sake of international relations I will give the English translation of this joke.

Estoc = French name for this sword type and the name by which it is generally known

Tuck = English name for this sword

When at school the sweet shop was known as the 'Tuck shop', a word every English person knows, although 'tuck' is also slang for food.

But in case William wants to labour his rather good pun, and to confuse the issue, he lives in Australia and there I believe tuck and tucker are used much more than in the UK, so perhaps his twist on the pun is different to mine.

Either way that should hopefully enlighten all. Although the joke will now be ruined, hopefully you can appreciate it.

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Bob Haynes




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PostPosted: Fri 26 Feb, 2016 12:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

With the sweet shop reference, I just might have a connection as well. Tucks/estocs are dedicated thrusters and even suggested ancestors of the rapier right?

Well when some think of sweets, they think of the dentist.
And what is one of the main things one would be reminded of when thinking of the dentist?

Those damn creepy little sticker tools they use, that's what! Wink
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PostPosted: Fri 26 Feb, 2016 5:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

good one from another aussie Big Grin
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PostPosted: Fri 26 Feb, 2016 6:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Don't quit your day job, William.

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Ronald M




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PostPosted: Fri 26 Feb, 2016 10:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

im canadian and i got that

although thats probably from the absurd amount of books i used to read
nothin to do with bein canadinan (probably)

smiley face 123? no? lol yeah well im here cause i like...swords and weapons and stuff obv
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William P




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PostPosted: Sat 27 Feb, 2016 4:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Leo Todeschini wrote:
For the sake of international relations I will give the English translation of this joke.

Estoc = French name for this sword type and the name by which it is generally known

Tuck = English name for this sword

When at school the sweet shop was known as the 'Tuck shop', a word every English person knows, although 'tuck' is also slang for food.

But in case William wants to labour his rather good pun, and to confuse the issue, he lives in Australia and there I believe tuck and tucker are used much more than in the UK, so perhaps his twist on the pun is different to mine.

Either way that should hopefully enlighten all. Although the joke will now be ruined, hopefully you can appreciate it.

Tod
we also use the term 'tuckshop' for food shops in school here and the word tucker as slang

this was mainly intended for my circle of friends here in australia, however..... the problem is that almpost noone in my reenactment circle knows that an english term for an estoc is a tuck....

i'm getting the reverse issue here, p[eople know a english estoc is a tuck but not as many know what a tuickshop is....

well at least i got ONE person to laugh at it....
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Leo Todeschini
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PostPosted: Sat 27 Feb, 2016 6:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well I know for a fact that if Glennan Carnie or Martin Francis (forumites) had read this, they would both have got it too, so call it a round 3!

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Glennan Carnie




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PostPosted: Sat 27 Feb, 2016 6:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Secretly, I chuckled at this.

However, I've refrained from posting as I don't like to encourage such reckless use of puns. There might be grown-ups reading.
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PostPosted: Sun 28 Feb, 2016 9:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

"He who would pun would pick a pocket."

Jon

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