fainites


fainites
   see *truce terms.

A Dictionary of English folklore. . 2014.

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  • fainites! — (faynits!) exclamation British a cry demanding a truce or exemption from something (such as being caught or penalised in a playground game). The various forms of the word are a survival of the archaic fains or fains I which means forbid and is… …   Contemporary slang

  • truce terms —    Words which are accepted amongst a group of children as a valid way of calling a temporary truce during the course of a game or other activity, and thereby claiming immunity from being caught, touched, etc. Iona and Peter Opie were the first… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Truce terms — are words or short phrases accepted within a community of children as an effective way of calling for a temporary respite or truce during a game or activity, if, for example, a child has a stitch or wants to raise a point on the rules of the game …   Wikipedia

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