Morris Dancers

Posted by Blocky on November 15, 1999

In Reply to: Pulling my leg posted by ESC on November 12, 1999

Quite often you'll hear ...

'Pull the other one, it's got bells on'

I have a sneaking suspicion that this derives from English Morris dancers, who wear bells on their ankles. One of the charachters is the village idiot, so maybe the third party is claiming to be a Morris dancer, not the idiot ( i.e. you trying to fool the wrong person)