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Cock on a stick

10th October 2005

In which I laugh like a schoolboy at the following photographs taken today at Nottingham’s massive 711th (really!) Goose Fair.

cocks on sticks
small, medium or large cock

Be aware: The cock on a stick is actually as traditional as the mushy peas and mint sauce at Europe’s biggest fun fair. After two days of feeling like shit this did me the world of good. More pictures from the fair in the gallery.

Also, note that yet again, I did not see any geese at Goose Fair.

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# Nik responded on 10th October 2005 with...

Mmmmhhhhh…. Cocks on sticks…

I know that this is probably a tradition of some sort, but you would think that they would have maybe reconsidered the name by now

# Zach Inglis responded on 10th October 2005 with...

Priceless.

# Glen Swinfield responded on 10th October 2005 with...

I have lived in Nottingham for about six years, I lived for a year on Bentink Road opposite the entrance to Goose Fair and still I had never heard of a Cock on a Stick, untill last Friday when a new guy in my office made reference to one - i didn’t think much of it really - then this thread appeared in my inbox. How bout that?

They say things happen in threes. I am concerned about where my third ‘cock on stick’ situation will occurr

# Martin Smith responded on 10th October 2005 with...

So did you get yerself some cock?  fnaar!  snigger!!  I used to spend a lot of time around Sneinton Dale in my yoof but I never remember being offered cock… on a stick? 

# Molly E. Holzschlag responded on 10th October 2005 with...

This reminds me of some lollypops (do you call them lollypops in the UK?) that friends gave me years ago during a birthday party.

Literally, cocks on a stick.

I remember them being quite sweet.

# Kate responded on 10th October 2005 with...

I knew I should’ve gone this year…

# Simon Collison responded on 10th October 2005 with...

Glen: Oh, man. That had me in stitches! Let’s hope this time such things happen only in twos…

Martin: Sneinton Dale? Wow. That’s where I live at the moment. Remember the Lord Nelson? Sneinton is a long way from Beverley - strange migration that one.

Molly: “Lollypops”, yes. “Suckers” is another popular Nottingham term for them, but that doesn’t travel so well. Anyway, I shall do the gentlemanly thing and make no references to the confectionary items you were eating on that occasion you mention. I literally had ten fnar-fnars I was going to deliver there, but I don’t know you that well yet…

# Molly E. Holzschlag responded on 10th October 2005 with...

Colly: “Suckers” would have worked just fine.  Insofar as holding back with the jokes, well, just think of it as your gentlemanly duty to tell them. See,  you just deprived me of ten potential topics to laugh about!

# Simon Collison responded on 11th October 2005 with...

Molly: So I can talk about you sucking on sweet cocks at a party?

Oh man - I’m talking about the First Lady of the web here. It’ll all end in tears…

# Molly E. Holzschlag responded on 11th October 2005 with...

Colly: Yep, and you’d be correct.  My reputation precedes me.  Besides, that’s only one.  You said you had at least 10.  ;-)

First Lady of the Web. WHERE did this one come from?

# Martin Smith responded on 15th October 2005 with...

Simon > Sally my better half was at Nottingham Uni in the early ‘90s.  I travelled down every other weekend. She lived in a house on Sneinton near Dale grove? (possibly).  Yes I do remember the Lord Nelson Pub.  More importantly I remember a place called The Maze which was a live music club… fantastic!

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