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    You plan your wedding to avoid competitions and/or your favourite training camp.
    Your significant other gives birth nine months after your best competition result...
    Threadkiller extraordinaire...

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    When told your right shoulder will continue to cause problems you switch to fencing left handed

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    ...when you look at the random patterns of your marble tiles in the bathroom and see fencing figures! (first signs of paranoia?:P)

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    you buy a car not because its practical, does good mileage etc but because you can get fit your fencing kit in the boot..

    and you cause much amusement when buying said car because you insist on trying to put your kit in the boot before considering a test drive!

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    You call your garage "the armoury"
    you have a spare epee gard holding your keys etc
    You salute people with your umbrella
    when buying a new umbrella, you make your selection based on heft, balance and grip
    "Question everything you're told" - Stiff Little Fingers, Suspect Device
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    ...when choosing a new place to live/work/study, the first criterion on your list is whether there is a fencing club in areasonable distance.
    ...when rough-housing [is that an acceptable term here? Pedants: discuss] with your mates, you parry all their jabs one handed and level them with a fleche to the chest
    "The pen is mightier than the sword, but only at close quarters"

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    ...every time a sign says 'fencing' or 'fence', you whip your head round so fast you get a crick in your neck to look at it, and see a bunch of wooden fences.
    "When life gives you dilemmas, make da lemonade!"-Ash, I'm in the Band.

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    ...youre using the TV remote and parry to octave to press the 'on' button, then lunge as you hit the button for the TV guide

    ...you have the urge to advance en garde down any alleyway, or anything else remotely resembling a piste... and do so

    ...you cant hold a wooden spoon without having to make a feint-disengage-lunge movement, and get banned from helping in the kitchen for doing it so many times

    ...youre so interested in the technique and strategy of the girl in your fencing club that you stopped noticing the low-cut tops she wears

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    ...when acknowledging a witticism, you inadvertantly start arguments/fights/small wars with your french speaking friends over your odd pronunciation of the word "Touche".
    "The pen is mightier than the sword, but only at close quarters"

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    ...when you are seriously considering writing to the school to get them to let fencers fence during games lessons. Hockey isn't useful!
    "When life gives you dilemmas, make da lemonade!"-Ash, I'm in the Band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by love2hate View Post
    ...when you are seriously considering writing to the school to get them to let fencers fence during games lessons. Hockey isn't useful!
    Hear hear! Burn the hockey sticks and get them thrusting at each other. Far better for the younguns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by love2hate View Post
    ...when you are seriously considering writing to the school to get them to let fencers fence during games lessons. Hockey isn't useful!
    I actually did this! ...they said no. >

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold View Post
    you buy a car not because its practical, does good mileage etc but because you can get fit your fencing kit in the boot..

    and you cause much amusement when buying said car because you insist on trying to put your kit in the boot before considering a test drive!

    I did this the other week, think the salesman thought i was rather strange.

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    You read a sign for fencing and decking in a DIY shop and think that would make a good name for a combined salle and boxing gym.
    A problem shared is one more person to laugh at you.

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    ...your friends start poking each other in the bar and you start refereeing them complete with hand signals.

    ...you're known as 'the girl with the swords' by your entire uni class and tutors.

    ...your boss walks in to find you practicing in the canteen at work lunging at the soft notice board on the wall - and thinks this is perfectly normal for you and isn't surprised...

    ...you and your fencing mates get a reputation around the popular student restaurants for having strange and violent-sounding conversations.

    ...getting your team to another city for a BUCS comp by train requires more planning and prep than an ascent of Everest.

    ...you have a crush on a guy purely because of his fencing physique.

    And many more...
    Eat Sleep Fence

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    You know you're are appropriate 'die hard' fencer when you begin getting defeated at contests by individuals who were not even created when you began walls....

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    Incredibly small pieces of metal suddenly play a significant part in your life (seriously, where's that bag of grub screws?)
    pe-n in the leg.

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