Friday, April 24, 2015

Factoid of the day

Via Father Z: A discussion on #TalkLikeShakespeare

includes a discussion of this game, best played after a few drinks and with a fire extinguisher around:

 “flap-dragon” was a game played in Shakespeare’s day. If you want to play at home, you’ll also need a fire extinguisher, ice, and ointments. Put heated brandy in a bowl with raisins and set the liquid on fire. Turn off the lights. Take turns plucking the raisins from the flaming booze! Fun for all.

and don't tell Father that in modern slang it has another modern meaning...

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