Ringing in my Ears

1. What is a humdinger? It is a bell ringer’s way of showing they are going to do some fancy footwork, while they are bellringing. It is to get the other bell ringers away, so they don’t hurt each other.
2. What is Hopscotch? It is a type of dance, which a bell ringer will do, while ringing the bells. It is a sort of hop, on one leg, and then followed by twirling around three times and hopping again.
3. What is Boeuf Bourguignon? It is the name of a famous bell ringer. He was born in France, and earned millions for his dancing and bell ringing.
4. What is a Lady In Waiting? The lady bell ringer. She has to wait until the dancing stops to take over the bells. Normally completed on someone’s wedding.
5. What is a lupin? It is the inside of a bell, and makes all the noise.
6. What is brimstone? When the bell is rung to much it gets extremely hot. The bell ringer will say this bell is a burning brimstone.
7. What is a Lady’s Slipper? It is a bell ringing move (kind of a theme now) It is a quiet way of ringing the bell.
8. How long can a snail sleep? It can’t sleep for long if there is a church nearby. The bells will keep him or her awake.
9. Up to 1 trillion germs can be found on which part of the body? The palm of the hand, especially when they are bell ringing. It is a deadly disease and could end in amputation.
10. What is a Puffling? When a bell ringer has finished ringing the bells, they are going to be puffling. Hearing bells even when they have stopped. Another reason for the bell ringer to go to the doctor. A bell ringer will say their ears are a puffling, I need to stop.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

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