||[Sep. 18th, 2012|10:22 am]
"Tig," says Ailz, touching me on the arm.|
"What am I supposed to do now?" I ask.
"No idea," she says. "Because you can't tig your own butcher."
This sounds like an exchange from Alan Garner.
Yes, it does, doesn't it!
2012-09-18 05:23 pm (UTC)
I don't understand the butcher part, but we used to do "tig and tag on the first day of the month
We used to play tig and tag as a running about playground game - but I can't remember how you tigged or tagged or what the difference was
The butcher is the person who's just done the tigging. This is a Manchester term. I'd not come across it before today.