'Knick Knacking' Irish Granny makes it Stateside

82-year-old Olivia Smyth hasn't actually ran across the Atlantic with son Mark roaring "LEGGIT" behind her, rather that the likes of UPROXX are picking up on the video which started doing the rounds yesterday, and has almost clocked up 100,000 views on Youtube.

According to the American site: "Irishwoman Olive Smyth is being hailed as a delightful badass thanks to a YouTube video that’s popped up online of the nan playing a game of Ding Dong Ditch. (Or “knick knack” if you like saying the names of games weird)"

Um, ding dong ditch? OK, technically it sounds more correct, but it doesn't sound nearly as much fun.

Speaking via The Independent, her cheerleading son Mark said: "My father just passed away in March and I wanted to cheer my mother up so I asked her what she would like to do for her birthday... she laughed and said, ‘God, I remember playing knick-knack on all these doors with my friends. Oh, the memories!’ So I said, ‘Why don’t we do it now. Let’s relive your memories'. They thought I was taking a photo but instead I videoed the clip for a laugh and the memory is a fantastic day for my beautiful mother."


it turns out that our memories, young and old, include an excited voice shrilling "What are yis doing, a knick knock, are yis?.... LEGGIT!!! LEGGIT, HE'S COMING OUT, FASTER"

Were you fond of an ole knick knock, or did you wile away your childhood with another sport?


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