People fighting over name of game where you knock on someone's door and run away
The childhood game has been given several names, but only one is correct
Cast your mind back to being seven, eight, maybe even nine years old.
Were you ever roped into playing the game where you knocked on people's doors and ran away?
Once the door was opened by that particular victim, you could watch their reaction from afar when nobody was at the door.
It was a childhood classic, and one that parents always tried to make their children stop playing, which, naturally, made the game even more appealing.
The name of this classic game was never really official. It did not have a concrete name, such as 'hide and seek' or 'it'.
This has led people to dispute the name of the childhood game online.
On Twitter, one user asked: "When you were younger what did you call it when you knock on someone's door and run away?"
When you were younger what did you call it when you knock on someone's door and run away?
— 🇬🇧 ⒿⓇ 🍊🐻 (@55_Titles) April 11, 2021
One person responded accurately, saying: "Knock a door run."
Another joked: "Today it's called - Royal Mail Delivery."
Other users had random names for the game.
One commented: "It was always Knock down ginger."
Another responded with a more accurate description of the game, saying: "Knock and run lol."
One user proposed: "Thunder and Lightning. Rap the door like thunder and run like lightning."
We particularly enjoyed the creativity of this suggestion, but 'knock a door run' seemed to be the most accurate response, at least in our memory.
Knock a door run.
I will be no taking any further questions on this matter at this time...
— Dan Sodergren (@dansodergren) April 12, 2021