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mavisbramston
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Ok clever friends.

I often see on fb the expression PINCH and PUNCH.
No idea what it means or why its used or where it came from.

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there are a few different stories behind it but this was the one I grew up with in UK - the American version is completely different

"pinch and punch on the first of the month". Originating from old England times when people thought that witches existed. People thought that salt would make a witch weak, so the pinch part is pinching of the salt, and the punch part was to banish the witch. Over time it became a kids game that took part on the 1st day of each month. Schoolyard bullying to a degree.
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Thankyou. :happy-sunshine:

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As a child we used to say......a pinch and a punch for the first of the month and no return. :icon_biggrin:
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We always had to say rabbits, rabbits, rabbits on the first of the month. It was bad luck if you said anything else first.

That was in Birmingham though. We did things different up there Betty. :lol:

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Nice to see you too Lynny. :icon_biggrin:
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