Forums > Social Chat > "I poke badgers with spoons"

Login/Join to Participate
Page: 12
Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:The phrase has been around for ages and I keep seeing it more and more often...

Does anyone know what if comes from?


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

Delete Topic

...{SAFE}...
...{SAFE}...

"if i jump in the fire, will you?"
Location: USA, wishing I was in SA
Member Since: 1st Jul 2004
Total posts: 633
Posted:i have no idea ... but hey its extremely humorus !

wheres that old avatar of yours the one where the dude gouses himself in gasloine and the lights himself up !!! way funny man smile


i like breaking the Law frown , of Gravity wink !

Delete

Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:I got in trouble for it - not promoting safe practice of fire... umm

So had to change it frown Glad someone else thought it was funny


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

Delete

...{SAFE}...
...{SAFE}...

"if i jump in the fire, will you?"
Location: USA, wishing I was in SA
Member Since: 1st Jul 2004
Total posts: 633
Posted:it was the best !!!!!!!!!!!! stupid people !
think you could tell me where you got it ? or do i have to poke baggers with spoons ..... hey it sounds good! smile


i like breaking the Law frown , of Gravity wink !

Delete

Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:I can't actually remember now... Some random BB I think, it was in someone's signature

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

Delete

Posted:Badgers????? Badgers?????
We don't need no stinkin' Badgers!!!!!
tongue tongue tongue


Delete

_Clare_
_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 5967
Posted:Maybe the phrase means to dig things out... or find things out.
Dunno, but still funny...
smile


Getting to the other side smile

Delete

Parafinfairy
Parafinfairy

old hand
Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 5th Sep 2003
Total posts: 845
Posted:Never heard of it in my life?!! Are you sure you didn't just make it up?

Slicing the Loaf as we speak.

I need it..... Trust me!

Delete

WryTerra
WryTerra

The reason we say "European"
Location: Cheltenham
Member Since: 13th Jan 2003
Total posts: 912
Posted:Good lord how can none of you know the origins?!?!?!

One Eddie Izzard came up with it in his stand up show. It was in Dress to Kill, the section on reigion.


---


Original sin! What a hellish idea that is! People have to go,


"Father, bless me for I have sinned, I did an original sin I poked a badger with a spoon."

"I've never heard of that one before! Five Hail Mary's and two Hello, Dolly's."

"Oh, all right..."

"Bless me, Father, for I have slept with my next door neighbor's wife."

"Heard it! I want an original sin."

"Oh, I'm terribly sorry!"


"We have done the impossible and that makes us mighty" - Mal Reynolds

"I can't tell the difference between an electron and a cat" - Brother of a friend

Delete

Spanner
Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere...
Member Since: 27th Feb 2003
Total posts: 2790
Posted:I poke spoons with badgers.

"I thought you are man, but
you are nice woman.

yay,

:R"

Delete

grasshoppah
grasshoppah

HoP is teh suxor.
Location: Tampa, Florida
Member Since: 4th Nov 2003
Total posts: 425
Posted:I smoke badgers on spoons.

Once in a while you get shown the light
in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

Delete

OrangeBobo
OrangeBobo

veteran
Location: Guelph, ON, Canada
Member Since: 21st Nov 2003
Total posts: 1389
Posted:There's also a LOTR fiction site called "Poking Badgers with Spoons" if my memory serves. It was the actors who played Merry and Pippin (can't remember the actor;s names), and some of their friends writing the stuff... I *think*.

The name origin for that site was one of the two actors had a shirt on that said the infamous "I poke badgers with spoons" and that was that, I guess!

~ Bobo


wie weit, wie weit noch?
fragst mich, wo wir gewesen sind...
du fehlst hier

Delete

Gidg
Gidg

Super Gidg!!!!
Location: Portland Oregon USA
Member Since: 11th Apr 2003
Total posts: 8506
Posted:I don't poke badgers with spoons. I hit them in the knees with spoons.



Oooops. Hi Patrick! biggrin wink


Growing old is mandatory; growing up is NOT.
Proud member of the HoP DPS.
Sanity is a highly overrated state of mind.
I'm normal ... it's everyone else that's crazy.

Gidg

Delete

Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Ahhhh - Eddie Izzard, the man is a legend biggrin

*wanders off to find a badger and a spoon*


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

Delete

Match
Innuendo Officer Extraordinaire
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 105
Posted:I'm sorry, you're all wrong. I think you'll find that I poke badgers with spoons. wink

YARR! Thats replaced the whale in my nightmares!

Delete

Parafinfairy
Parafinfairy

old hand
Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 5th Sep 2003
Total posts: 845
Posted:I remember now - I've even seen it. Bad memory....

Slicing the Loaf as we speak.

I need it..... Trust me!

Delete

Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Blondes... rolleyes

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

Delete

Psyri
Psyri

artisan
Location: Berkshire, UK
Member Since: 2nd Apr 2003
Total posts: 1576
Posted:I've noticed that there have been too many badgers in chat recently.... but I aint seen many in the wild... been loads of foxes.... I suppose its nice that our wild life is looking interesting again and that their are avid badger pokers with many different spoons

Delete

Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:I haven't seen a badger for ages...

I like badgers


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

Delete

Psyri
Psyri

artisan
Location: Berkshire, UK
Member Since: 2nd Apr 2003
Total posts: 1576
Posted:Its funny people have found so much interest in badgers all of a suden lol...

Delete

Kit
veteran
Location: middle of Troon
Member Since: 22nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 1269
Posted:its funny no-ones been sad enough to mention mushrooms yet...

random murbles

BELTANE FIRE FESTIVAL. 30th april ~ Calton hill - Edinburgh
SAMHUINN FESTIVAL. 31st October ~ Royal Mile - Edinburgh

Delete

Kit
veteran
Location: middle of Troon
Member Since: 22nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 1269
Posted:DOH!

random murbles

BELTANE FIRE FESTIVAL. 30th april ~ Calton hill - Edinburgh
SAMHUINN FESTIVAL. 31st October ~ Royal Mile - Edinburgh

Delete

Jona
journeyman

Member Since: 1st Aug 2004
Total posts: 78
Posted:check this out! http://fat-pie.com


YEY! i got the poi down form under the motorway bridge!

Delete

MrConfused
MrConfused

addict
Location: I wish I knew
Member Since: 12th Jan 2002
Total posts: 529
Posted:I spoon badgers on spokes

If you're not confused, you're not thinking about things hard enough.

Delete

Aleks
Aleks

journeyman
Location: West Midlands, UK
Member Since: 1st Jul 2004
Total posts: 64
Posted:Snake a snake erm.... Pajer!

Look at me twirl my pretty rainbow poi in my rainbowhat with my rainbow earings and my rainbow top etc.....

Delete

Hanz
Hanz

veteran
Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia
Member Since: 7th Jun 2004
Total posts: 1328
Posted:bugger... I was about to start singing the Badger song... but u guys beat me to it... well u suggested the idea first anyway...

But yeah... what does a badger look like anyway?


Delete

Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:I sense a full-on confrontation coming... eek

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

Delete

fake teeth and glue
fake teeth and glue

Checking who's online, watching you!
Location: somewhere
Member Since: 31st Aug 2003
Total posts: 1972
Posted:all this talk on badgers is annoying there are other animals in the world you know.
(no offence to badgers badger lovers or patrick)
i think we should big up another animal for a change badgers have been in the spotlight for too long it's time to step down gracefully and let somone else have the glory each week a new animal each week a new glory each week a new world!
this week the cockroach!


you just lost the game!!!!!! !!!!!

knowledge is power, power corupts, study hard, become evil.

Delete

laudie
laudie

member
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Member Since: 22nd Apr 2004
Total posts: 52
Posted:http://www.teestains.com/i_poke_badgers_with_spoons.html


Remember: Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

Delete

pass_the_pig
pass_the_pig

journeyman

Member Since: 16th Aug 2004
Total posts: 60
Posted:I duno if its the spoons or maybe even the badgers but I think we've all bonded here today

I took my harp ta party, but no body asked me to play, so I took harp home again

Delete

griffin
griffin

feminine tiddly pom
Location: cambs england
Member Since: 4th Jun 2004
Total posts: 505
Posted:ahhh!!!! the secret crazed love of badgers and poking is spreading to the rich and hobbitly famous!!
runaway from the dazzling bleached light light!!
(and rather then cockroaches, can it be butterflies?)


in state of metamorphosis

Delete

Page: 12

Similar Topics

Using the keywords [poke badger* spoon*] we found the following similar topics.
1. Forums > Public consultation on possible badger cull (UK) [40 replies]
2. Forums > I poke badgers with spoons [39 replies]
3. Forums > Badger Badger Badger.... [5 replies]
4. Forums > Badgers like chinese? [37 replies]
5. Forums > More badgers [15 replies]

     Show more..