Saturday Snippets…18th September 2021…Punch!


Punch! Can mean anything from “Pinch, Punch the 1st of the month”, Punch and Judy a childhood favourite or they scared the bejesus out of you…Punch Drunk…Punching is a metal fabricating process, a delicious drink at a wedding or celebration, a magazine, a place…even a fine cigar…

A  rich and full-flavoured smoke, particularly by the final third. Flavours such as nutty or earthy dark tobacco are complemented beautifully by a caramel-like sweetness.

Punch cigars tend to have a blend of traditional British flavours such as oak and a natural earthiness, so it’s no wonder they’ve remained so popular among British cigar smokers…Like my father who loved a cigar after his evening meal…

The brand Punch was first registered in 1840 and received its name from the renowned character from the hit European puppet show, Punch and Judy. Much like its namesake, Punch Cigars gained particular popularity in Great Britain.

Punch and Judy Shows…

My abiding memory is watching Punch and Judy on the beach at Walton -on the Naze (Essex) from memory I went from laughing to being scared…“That’s The Way To Do It”


“It’ll be all right, my fine fellow,” said the Otter. “I’m coming along with you, and I know every path blindfold; and if there’s a head that needs to be punched, you can confidently rely upon me to punch it.”
Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows…

Did you know?

There is even a toothpaste called Punch and Judy which is a cult children’s toothpaste brand…it has now been relaunched and retells the classic Punch & Judy story to appeal to modern audiences.

The Devil’s Punch Bowl, Oregon…

The Devil’s Punch Bowl is a large bowl naturally carved in a rock headland that is partially open to the Pacific Ocean. Waves enter the bowl and often violently churn, swirl, and foam.

I have discovered that the word “Punch” doesn’t only show violence…it can show churning and often violent movement in water like the Devil’s Punch Bowl but it can also show great beauty like this waterfall…The Punch Bowl Waterfall…Oregon.

Is a beautiful waterfall located on Eagle Creek…The falls are 35 feet tall and 10 feet wide…

Time for a film clip…this one is a black comedy which does seem to lend itself to the words Punch and Judy although in this case, it is Judy and Punch.

Fruit Punch can be non-alchoholic or very alcoholic depending on who is doing the mixing personally I have been caught out by a fruity punch that disguised its kick and kick it did…hic

Punch Bowl… I love the flavours of cranberry, cinnamon sticks and Oranges…with a touch of a liqueur…especially at Christmas…

  • Cranberry Juice
  • Orange Juice
  • Sparkling Apple Cider
  • Ginger Ale
  • Sprite or Vodka
  • Orange slices.

But in all honesty, you can add your own mix as anything goes in a punch which is the beauty of it…maybe pineapple juice, rum plus prosecco and some frozen ice cubes to keep it cool…if you want alcohol free some lemon and lime soda is good…

Just throw everything in together and mix…at Christmas I make a hot punch… recipe to follow closer to Christmas which is getting closer once again…sigh.

Quote: A fight is not won by one punch or kick. Either learn to endure or hire a bodyguard.

Bruce Lee.
Punch Magazine…a piece of British history will it be third time lucky for this satirical magazine?

Punch, or The London Charivari was a British weekly magazine of humour and satire established in 1841 by Henry Mayhew and wood-engraver Ebenezer Landells. Historically, it was most influential in the 1840s and 1850s, when it helped to coin the term “cartoon” in its modern sense as a humorous illustration.

After the 1940s, when its circulation peaked, it went into a long decline, closing in 1992. It was revived in 1996 but closed again in 2002…

Martial Arts…The most dangerous one punch.

That takes some dedication to be able to do that…

Time for a tune…

That’s all for Saturday Snippets today…Please feel free to leave a one-word in comments that you would like me to use as a prompt…I had fun with Clives last week…xx



30 thoughts on “Saturday Snippets…18th September 2021…Punch!

  1. Prior...

    This post was a great adventure
    I enjoyed it and also noted that the cartoon guys in the video called their table a Punch table !
    I had seen some Punch and Judy items in the antique roadshow and it was nice to hear more about it from your experience

    And who knew the word punch had so much culture and society connections

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Yes and they carved their names on the table top which increased the value of the table…I am discovering doing this word prompt that there is much to a name and not necessarily connected to our initial thoughts…xx

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      A lovely fruit is very nice on a warm day or on a cold day if its a warm one very versatile…but my favourite was Punch Magazine I loved some of the cartoons…

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  3. petespringerauthor

    I was fascinated by the martial arts puncher. Those were some serious challenges.

    You probably have never heard of this reference, but when American baseball players are referred to as “Punch and Judy” hitters, that means they are guys who never or rarely hit home runs because they lack in strength.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I think he might Jim if you are standing toe to toe as boxers do..however, I would not want to be on the receiving end of that punch from a Black Belt in Karate…it is impressive though 🙂 x

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  5. Clive

    Another great collection based on your chosen word. I was interested to know that you spent some of your childhood on the beach at Walton, as for many years we had a caravan and beach hut there, but there was no longer a Punch and Judy show for our kids to enjoy or be scared by. Thinking of Walton, how about ‘fishing’ as a theme word?

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      1. Clive

        Hopefully others get in on the act, but there’s no need to stick with mine! I’m hoping you got the connection in my suggestion this time 😉 x

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      From 1964 for 10 yrs Len Blease performed on Waltons main beach …Punch and Judy were regulars …magic rabbits and fire-eating were specials…I don’t remember fire-eating just Punch ad Judy 🙂 x

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  6. beetleypete

    A great selection based on that word, Carol. I have actually smoked a Punch cigar, but preferred Romeo Y Julieta. Both a very long time ago now. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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