Saturday Snippets 6th August 2022…Today’s one word prompt is “Tickle”


Welcome to Saturday Snippets this is one of my favourite posts of the week I learn much from my research and your comments so please keep them coming…my muse is a funny thing sometimes a word is given to me in advance and other times my muse leaves it until the day before…

Today’s word prompt is “ Tickle” for me there is nothing like the sound of a baby or child being tickled it makes me smile at just the sheer happiness and joy…I also thought of Ken Dodd…my father always watched it and he did have the knack for being entirely stupid but it made people laugh…there was his tickling stick and the diddy men…

How to tickle a trout for Dinner…an old art of catching a fish with your hands…Trout tickling has been with us for a very long time and is mentioned in Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ when the lady-in-waiting Maria greets the arrival of her supervisor and head of Olivia’s household, the foolish Malvolio, with the words “for here comes the trout that must be caught with tickling” (Act 2, Scene 5).

The practice is currently illegal under most circumstances in Britain A related method of catching catfish by hand is called noodling in the United States.

Tickle Grass…Agrostis scabra is a common species of grass known by the common names hair grass, rough bent, rough bent grass, winter bent grass, and ticklegrass…a common species of grass a tumbleweed, it is native to much of North America.

The leaves are rough with tiny hairs and up to about 14 centimeters long. The flower cluster is a wide open array of spreading, thready branches bearing spikelets each a few millimeters long.

Tickle Harbour is a harbour in Newfoundland and Labrador. Tickle Harbour is situated nearby to Thibaut’s Head, and south of Mal Bay Brook.

Did you know?

Tickle, Tickle break the pickle ..according to the Urban Dictionary its from the film “The Love Guru” starring Jessica Alba…

Mr Tickle …one of the Mr Men my children’s favourite books when they were little…and such fun to read to them…MrMen is a British series of children’s books by English author Roger Hargreaves which began publication in August 1971…From 1981 by the same author we had Little Miss…Each different title character had his/her single dominant personality trait to convey a simple moral lesson.

Elvis 1965 movie..”Tickle Me”…the songs for this movie were not written specifically for the movie but “studio leftovers” which meant viewers were in for a treat…

Probably the best of the bunch, “(It’s A) Long Lonely Highway” is heard over the opening credits and was recorded by Elvis at RCA’s Studio B in Nashville on 27 May 1963 and only two takes were attempted, both complete versions.

A tickle in Newfoundland English is...“A narrow salt-water strait, as in an entrance to a harbour or between islands or other land masses, often difficult or treacherous to navigate because of narrowness, tides, etc; a ‘settlement’ adjoining such a passage.”

The Atlas of Canada includes 327 place names featuring Tickle. These included a variety of populated places, water features and terrain features. They fell almost entirely within the boundaries of Newfoundland and Labrador (unsurprisingly) although a few meandered across the borders into Nova Scotia and Québec. It also included a small number of outliers such as Tickletoeteaser Tower, a mountain in British Columbia.

Tickle Cock Bridge…

Residents of Castleford in Yorkshire have won a battle for a landmark bridge to be given back its original name of Tickle Cock – after the local council prudishly changed it to ‘Tittle Cott’…

Tickle Cock bridge has held its name for generations, thanks to the railway underpass’s popularity among couples as a prime spot for a cheeky fumble.

I hope I have tickled your fancy and made you smile…as always thank you for dropping in and as always I look forward to your comments…xxx

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  3. Sue Dreamwalker

    Loved this post… I saw Ken Dodd several times live on stage. His performances used to go on till after midnight .. You came home with ribs and belly ache from Laughing.
    I’m tickled you mentioned him.


    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I’m tickled you are tickled, Sue…he certainly had the knack of making you really laugh and his singing voice wasn’t bad either …Have a great weekend, Sue xx


  4. Clive

    An interesting choice of word, and you managed the whole piece without including the word ‘slap’ too – very impressive restraint, though you must have been tempted by the Yorkshire bridge story! Somehow, I don’t think this is one I’ll be stealing for a Tuesday Tunes post! 😊 x


    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I was tempted but thought I shouldn’t offend those with delicate ears…lol…Good decision not to go with tickle for your Tuesday tunes. I hope you have a good weekend , Clive 🙂 xx

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      1. Clive

        It would have been interesting to see you explain it! I agree on the choice: there aren’t many ‘tickle’ songs around, are there – the only one I could think of was by Squeeze but that would have involved you in that explanation! You have a lovely weekend too 😊 xx


      2. CarolCooks2 Post author

        It would have been interesting Clive but I hate to embarrass anyone…haha…You know I am going to have to listen to Squeeze now don’t you? I can’t leave anything and not know…xx

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  5. beetleypete

    Tickling a baby is definitely great fun. I am not that ticklish myself, but I once had a girlfriend who became hysterical if I tickled her feet. It sent her into a panic attack!
    Best wishes, Pete. x


  6. petespringerauthor

    Not sure I understand why trying to catch fish with your bare hands is illegal. I can’t say I’ve ever tried, but do you know the thinking behind the law?

    It does my heart good to see the bonobos laughing and playing. I didn’t know chimps laughed, but that was a delightful thing to learn.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Ahhhh, Pete there are many thoughts online however the main one as most fishing lakes/rivers are private is that “Rich Toffs” are making these rules…it’s likely a very old law and the consensus of opinion(from) fishermen is make a friend of someone who owns a river…a very ticklish subject with fishermen…

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