Kneesy, Earsy, Nosey

Maybe some of you have seen the 1933 Laurel and Hardy movie The Devil’s Brother or Fra Diavolo.
In one scene Laurel is doing the trick Kneesy, Earsy, Nosey, it seems very easy but it’s actually quite difficult to learn to do it well, so Hardy finds out in the movie. Being a bit bored here in Patong, I attempted to introduce the trick amongst bar-ladies. So far I have only one successful student, the rest is somehow not able to mimic it. Maybe some of them exercise in secret now, because usually people here don’t like to loose face.
It would be fun if this would become a new bar gimmick coming from Phuket to Pattaya and spread across the nation.
See the video below:

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4 Responses

  1. Paul Garrigan
    Paul Garrigan December 14, 2010 at 3:45 am |

    I think this is actually a great way to learn foreign words – teachers refer to it as 'total physical response'. Apparently we learn words better when we associate them with body movement.

  2. I-nomad
    I-nomad December 14, 2010 at 8:21 am |

    Hi Paul,
    I think so, at least to learn the words knee, ear and nose, maybe this trick finds it's way trough education, if some teachers are able to pick it up

  3. Martyn
    Martyn December 17, 2010 at 10:48 pm |

    Classic comedy from two great comics who made me laugh a lot during my childhood.

    I tried the Kneesy, Earsy, Nosey myself and just stopped short of jabbing myself in my right eye. Definitely not a trick to try after a few large bottles of Beer Chang.

  4. I-nomad
    I-nomad December 25, 2010 at 8:05 am |

    Hi Martyn,
    Quite hard to do or to learn especially after a few beers That's why I thought it might be a nice 'new' bar gimmick for bar-ladies.


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