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Thread #59418 Message #1677026
Posted By: Rapparee
23-Feb-06 - 03:27 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Yes, the Snot Hilarious was a move in early fencing. It evolved from the Snot Direct, which was used in both dueling and rapier fighting. The Snot Direct was performed thusly: while foyning from posta, perform a mezza cavazione and riposte while at the same time glissanding the left hand a la bec; withdraw and bring the foible across that part of the glave with is "a mucus"; this will cause your opponent to either become hors de combat from reverse parastalsis or provide you blade the additional "slickness" needed to perform a better glissande during your next ricavazione. The Snot Direct isn't used much anymore, primarily because of better health codes.