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July 16, 2010 4:08 PM   Subscribe

Possibly the best game since Calvinball, Dwile Thonking (var. Dwyle Flunking, Dwile Flonking), consists of two teams of eight or more, and a lot of beer. The World Championships were played May 29th at the Dog Inn in Norfolk, with the the Pippin Flonkers of Coventry emerging victorious. Can't make it across the pond for a match? Play online!
posted by timsteil (8 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
OK, the Wikipedia article on Dwile Thonking is the funniest thing I've seen on Wikipedia in quite some time, which presumably means it hasn't caught the attention of some of the more serious-minded editors yet. Key highlights include:
A full game comprises four 'snurds', each snurd being one team taking a turn at girting. The jobanowl adds interest and difficulty to the game by randomly switching the direction of rotation, and will levy drinking penalties on any player found not taking the game seriously enough.
And the rather wonderful:
The Waveney Valley Dwile Flonking Association went on to make their television debut on The Eamonn Andrews television programme in 1967, which resulted in letters from Australia, Hong Kong and America asking for a Flonking rule book, although in the Australians' case this may have been a misprint.
posted by ZsigE at 4:21 PM on July 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


1. I forgot to work in the rules to the intense sport of 43 Man Squamish

2. Who is charge of setting up the MeFi meetup Dwile Thonking teams?
posted by timsteil at 4:37 PM on July 16, 2010 [1 favorite]

Is this anything like Flonkerton?
posted by mrnutty at 4:44 PM on July 16, 2010

Ah Suffolk, county of my birth. Home of the original Dunwich (as you drive into the village you will pass this road sign), the more nefarious activities of Matthew Hopkins the Witchfinder General, the town of Halesworth where in the nineteenth century an entire church schismed over one line of the Lord's Prayer, and Dwile Flonking.
posted by Hogshead at 5:27 PM on July 16, 2010 [1 favorite]

Snurds, girting and jobanowl made me think of the "new social network" GINK!
posted by symbioid at 6:11 PM on July 16, 2010

Just so long as nobody goes about drinking and flonking.

(Oh, Norfolk. I love this county, but it is a rather silly place.)
posted by fight or flight at 6:49 PM on July 16, 2010

Ooh! Ze video, it exists!
posted by YamwotIam at 7:39 PM on July 16, 2010

am sorry but nothing is funner than Calvinball. NOTHING!
posted by liza at 8:11 AM on July 17, 2010

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