White Rabbits

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Kevin Thurlow
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White Rabbits

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:34 pm

I am informed that "White Rabbits" is a traditional greeting on the first day of each month. When I expressed doubt, I was mocked and told that "everyone knows that". Am I really the only one?

John Hickman
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Re: White Rabbits

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Andy Stoker
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Re: White Rabbits

Post by Andy Stoker » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:24 pm

A pinch and a punch for the first of the month. White rabbit pie!

Kevin Thurlow
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Re: White Rabbits

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:56 pm

Yes John - I knew that one.

That's a slightly different one Andy. I did google it first!

Either not many people can be bothered to reply, or I'm not as stupid as my friends make out...

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Re: White Rabbits

Post by NickFaulks » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:07 pm

I couldn't be bothered to reply.

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Re: White Rabbits

Post by Michael Farthing » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:09 pm

I didn't bother to reply (which is slightly different) but, Kevin, I had never heard of this before you told me - so thank you!

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Re: White Rabbits

Post by David Robertson » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:07 pm

I didn't reply because I didn't understand Kevin's question. He asked: "am I the only one (who doesn't know that 'White Rabbits' is said on the 1st of each month)"?

It's the wrong problem. "White Rabbits" is not said on the 1st of every month. It's said on the 1st of March. On the 1st of every other month, one says: "Rabbits" or "Rabbits, Rabbits" by custom.

One does say: "A pinch and a punch for the 1st of the month". And indeed, one can pinch and punch one's nearest and dearest in direct proportion to the affection (or lack thereof) in which you hold them (caution: laws apply). Only then does one say "Rabbits"; or in March, "White Rabbits"

Don't people know anything

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Re: White Rabbits

Post by Richard Bates » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:13 am

"White rabbits" for months with an "R" in, "Rabbits" when there's not.

But you have to say it before speaking to anyone.

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Re: White Rabbits

Post by NickFaulks » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:23 am

Richard Bates wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:13 am
But you have to say it before speaking to anyone.
Agreed, that's the bit I remember as important.

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Re: White Rabbits

Post by John Hickman » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:33 am

NickFaulks wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:23 am
Richard Bates wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:13 am
But you have to say it before speaking to anyone.
Agreed, that's the bit I remember as important.
If you miss this one, you can say "Wild Rabbits" to avoid the worst of the curse

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Re: White Rabbits

Post by David Gilbert » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:37 am

David Robertson wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:07 pm
On the 1st of every other month, one says: "Rabbits" or "Rabbits, Rabbits" by custom.
Except in Portland, Dorset, where saying "Rabbits" is a heinous act, Chas & Dave couldn't get a visa, and, weirdly, it doesn't go down well among the fisherman of the Western Islands.

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Re: White Rabbits

Post by John Hickman » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:40 am

My advice is to start each month by saying loudly, and repeating as necessary

"White rabbits, rabbits, wild rabbits!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0fgJ3rQJo0
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Re: White Rabbits

Post by David Robertson » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:19 pm

It's worth watching to the very end just to see what should happen to the County Championship proposals

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