Nonagenarian Punch Up In Bingo Hall

Nonagenarian? Wassat? We do take pride in the straightforward manner of this blog, and try our best to avoid flowery language and confusing terminology. However once in a while it is good to discover a new word. And the word for today is ‘Nonagenarian’, which means a person between the age of 90 and 99 (it’s a Latin derivative).

Back to the story. And yes, it’s another bingo brawl! They are few and far between, but whenever a bit of a scrap breaks out at a bingo hall, it is rarely the usual suspects (drunken young people), as over the years we have noticed the age group for scuffles tends to be 70 plus (and female).

Two women, aged 90 and 92 apparently traded blows in an argument over a fruit machine at Connaught Bingo Club in Herne Bay, Kent. Police were called to settle the dispute, (that must have made their day!). No charges were made, and both women remain free and at large.

The dispute was due to a charge made by one women that other did the age old ‘watch someone fill the machine up, then take it out when they’ve left it’ – which surely comes under the category of ‘all’s fair in love and war’. However, the dispute appears to have arisen from a longstanding animosity between the two women. Apparently, “Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones.

If you are going to watch a machine, push in at the book booth, bar, or eaterie, we suggest for your own health and safety, that you don’t do so in front of anyone over the age of seventy, you may find yourself in a pickle, unless of course you are under retirement age, in which case you’d probably be left alone, as they don’t tend to pick on anyone younger than themselves…Original article.

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