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  1. katry Says:

    Thomas Hughes quote

  2. Hedley Says:

    And who doesn’t love Sorry ? Even if you are stuck in the potted plant

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      You are so right! We still play it all the time though our comments to each other are far different than our youthful ones. They make the air blue!

  3. sprite Says:

    How funny. It didn’t occur to me that someone must have actually originated the “life’s not all Skittles and beer” quote that we grew up using, but of course someone had to be the first to say it. I do think it’s interesting that we’ve reversed it — and that my generation thinks of it as the “Taste the Rainbow” candy, while clearly (given the lowercase “s” in your quote) it refers to what the internet tells me is a pub game.

    • katry Says:

      sprite,
      I knew that skittles here meant the game, but I always thought it was a game sort of like bowling. The candy never even came to mind as it isn’t one I eat.

      I never even heard “life’s not all skittles and beer” until today. It’s funny you’ve used it all along.

      I did look it up as I didn’t think it a pub game. It seems that it is a pub game and more, “Skittles is an old European lawn game, a variety of bowling, from which ten-pin bowling, duckpin bowling, and candlepin bowling in the United States, and five-pin bowling in Canada are descended. In the United Kingdom, the game remains a popular indoor pub game in England and Wales, though it tends to be found in particular regions, not nationwide. A continental version is popular in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In Australia, other varieties of bowling are more popular, but the similar game of kegel, based on German nine-pin bowling, is popular in some areas. In Catalonia, bitlles, a local version of this game was formerly popular.”


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