THE DIARY: Could you be a Kneesy Earsy Nosey contender?

Oliver Johnson from Chapeltown who was highly placed in the World Kneesy Earsy Nosey competition
Oliver Johnson from Chapeltown who was highly placed in the World Kneesy Earsy Nosey competition
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KNEESY Earsy Nosey was first performed by Stan Laurel in the 1933 comedy Fra Diavolo and became something of a craze in the 1930s.

Competitors in the world cup, in Wigan, have to slap both knees with their hands...

Oliver Johnson from Chapeltown who was highly placed in the World Kneesy Earsy Nosey competition

Oliver Johnson from Chapeltown who was highly placed in the World Kneesy Earsy Nosey competition

Then one hand touches the nose and the other one crosses over to touch an ear, before both hands slap the knees again...

Finally the nose and ear are touched once more but with the opposite hands to the previous time.

Sounds simple?

Try it. It’s anything but.

Oliver Johnson from Chapeltown who was highly placed in the World Kneesy Earsy Nosey competition

Oliver Johnson from Chapeltown who was highly placed in the World Kneesy Earsy Nosey competition