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Old 11-08-2018, 11:17 AM   #1
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Default "say Uncle!"

Did anyone ever "rassel" with a brother/friend and force (or get forced) someone to say "uncle"?

I mentioned this in a conversation this morning, and the PIA "millennial" that I work with, told me that I was full of &%$, and nobody has ever used that term in a fight.

Well....I've used it both ways, losing AND winning.

Anybody else?
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:18 AM   #2
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Yessir. All the time.
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:19 AM   #3
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Um, YEA!!!

Brothers, Dad, Cousins, buddies
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:20 AM   #4
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Yep
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:20 AM   #5
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Just show him this.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2l6RnWM2tU
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:20 AM   #6
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Many times.
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:21 AM   #7
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yup, when we were younger... but it was more in hand squeeze competitions or headlocks.....
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:21 AM   #8
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Tell the snot nosed **** he doesnt know everything.
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:23 AM   #9
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Oh yeah...with wedgies too..
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:23 AM   #10
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more times than I care to remember.
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:24 AM   #11
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Used it yesterday with my 7 year old boy...so I googled it’s origins:

Why do we say “uncle” when admitting defeat? The only facts we know for sure are that it’s strictly a North American phrase, and that it first appeared in written English in 1918. After that, opinions split on to how the custom developed. The Oxford English Dictionary mentions that it may be a variation of the Irish word anacol, which means protection or safety.

A more plausible explanation, though, dates back to the days of the Roman Empire. When young children of that era were attacked by bullies, they wouldn’t be set free until they uttered "Patrue, mi Patruissimo," or "Uncle, my best Uncle." At that time, the brother of one’s father was accorded almost the same level of status and power as one’s dad, so declaring the bully to be your “Best Uncle” was tantamount to granting him a title of respect.
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:25 AM   #12
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"uncle" and "calf rope"
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:25 AM   #13
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Who hasn’t heard or used the word “uncle” when roughhousing?
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:27 AM   #14
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Oh yeah...with wedgies too..
This, the two go together for sure
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:28 AM   #15
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"Uncle" was the original tap out. The only reason the UFC doesn't use "Uncle" is that you can't say it when being choked out.
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:29 AM   #16
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Tell the snot nosed **** he doesnt know everything.
This ^ and then commence to beating the brakes off of him, and tell the little idiot that you'll stop when he cries uncle
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:30 AM   #17
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Who hasn’t heard or used the word “uncle” when roughhousing?
Apparently this new generation of Soy Boys.
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:30 AM   #18
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The best way to teach him about "Uncle" is to MAKE him say it.
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:31 AM   #19
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LIke stated above, have they never watched 'A Christmas Story"? SMDH...
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:31 AM   #20
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28 years old here. I still use the term to this day when wrestling with my nephew.

EDIT: just realized that we use it literally as I am actually his uncle. I realize that it doesn't have to be though.
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:34 AM   #21
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"uncle" and "calf rope"
yep, Uncle was equally exchangeable with calf rope
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:45 AM   #22
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Lol at calf rope, never heard that one.
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:03 PM   #23
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Never heard calf rope before..
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:07 PM   #24
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We used "Calf Rope" for when we were done with something. If you couldn't eat another bite, "calf rope". If you was too tired to finish a project, "calf rope". "Uncle" was reserved for getting someone else to stop doing something. At least this is the way we used it.
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:09 PM   #25
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"uncle" and "calf rope"
I grew up with more "calf rope" than "uncle"
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:17 PM   #26
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I bet the kid doesn’t know what an Indian burn is either huh?!
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:18 PM   #27
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The best way to teach him about "Uncle" is to MAKE him say it.
Ha ha ha!! This is what I was thinking.

Say it even today when somebody just won't let it go in a meeting or something... be like "Okay man... Uncle!... geez!" Usually gets their attention quick that they are going over the top.

I had never heard of calf rope until a few years ago on another TBH thread.
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:21 PM   #28
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"uncle" and "calf rope"
Yep, and you best not take to long to call it.........

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Old 11-08-2018, 12:22 PM   #29
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I grew up with more "calf rope" than "uncle"
This. Oddly, my uncle was the one that made me say "calf rope."
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:23 PM   #30
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We used "Calf Rope" for when we were done with something. If you couldn't eat another bite, "calf rope". If you was too tired to finish a project, "calf rope". "Uncle" was reserved for getting someone else to stop doing something. At least this is the way we used it.
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:34 PM   #31
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I've never heard "calf rope", but have cried uncle a lot fighting with my cousins.

I told one of my employees this week that someone "marched to the beat of his own drum". I had to explain that one! The ironic part was this was two days after a mandatory manager training on millennials and I was forced to admit I am one. Although, a range of 36-14 years is absurd in my opinion!
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:36 PM   #32
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I've never heard "calf rope", but have cried uncle a lot fighting with my cousins.

I told one of my employees this week that someone "marched to the beat of his own drum". I had to explain that one! The ironic part was this was two days after a mandatory manager training on millennials and I was forced to admit I am one. Although, a range of 36-14 years is absurd in my opinion!
EXACTLY what a millennial would say.
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:38 PM   #33
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Yes sir. Said it growing up and use it with my boy today.
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:41 PM   #34
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Every time I fight with the wife, I'm the one that say "Uncle". Just wish she'd let me win once in a while.
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:54 PM   #35
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EXACTLY what a millennial would say.
Oh haha! I have little in common with your twins other than I roll my eyes at what you say too.
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:22 PM   #36
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Yep, Uncle and Calf Rope is all I ever heard growing up. Of course, I'm ALMOST as old as Burnadell.
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:22 PM   #37
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Yeah, my dad used to make me say uncle before he'd turn lose. I do it now with my kids. I'm technically a millennial as I was born in 84 but by no means do I claim it.

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Old 11-08-2018, 01:27 PM   #38
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I bet the kid doesn’t know what an Indian burn is either huh?!
Or a Charlie Horse
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:31 PM   #39
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Absolutely. Millennials are pansies. Ha
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:33 PM   #40
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Yup. Make that little **** what the Christmas story!!!
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:35 PM   #41
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EXACTLY what a millennial would say.
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Oh haha! I have little in common with your twins other than I roll my eyes at what you say too.



Hahahahahaha.......So Justin is a millennial too?..
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:36 PM   #42
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Show him How a Horse bites a apple
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:39 PM   #43
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Show him How a Horse bites a apple


Or how a turkey peeps over a log.


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Old 11-08-2018, 01:44 PM   #44
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Or how a turkey peeps over a log.


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This!!
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:44 PM   #45
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"uncle" and "calf rope"
It's calf rope for us
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:53 PM   #46
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Show him How a Horse bites a apple
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Or how a turkey peeps over a log.
He'll enjoy these
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:57 PM   #47
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The best way to teach him about "Uncle" is to MAKE him say it.
Yep. the snot is just messing with you.
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Old 11-08-2018, 02:25 PM   #48
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I still get ****** when my old man does it to me.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:56 PM   #49
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I still get ****** when my old man does it to me.
I did it to my cousin the other day and he about died. We haven't horst around like that in 30 years.

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Ive heard apple and "How a horse eats corn"..
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