There are some big things happening across the world at the moment, but it hasn’t stopped a debate about a slightly more trivial topic – the correct name for the game of knocking on someone’s door and running away.
The discussion was sparked after someone posted on Twitter to ask what people what they called the game.
And the feeling about the right name for the game – which many of us will have played as a child – is clearly strong, with the tweet receiving more than 2,000 responses thus far.
Some have said they called it “knock a door run”.
@55_Titles Knock a door run..🚪🏃
We adapted it the more cunning or brave we got 😁..
Found a huge rigid cardboard box… https://t.co/LEhBrEguR8
In case you were feeling inspired to introduce yourself to your neighbours, playing the game breaks an 1847 law which states it is illegal to “wilfully and wantonly disturb any inhabitant, by pulling or ringing any door bell, or knocking at any door.”