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Fay knights

Posted by Stuart on June 01, 2006

In Reply to: Feign Knights posted by David FG on January 04, 2005

I too was wondering about this a couple of years ago. We used 'Fay knights' in the South London area when I was a kid (I accept that 'Feign Knights' is probably far more likely as an origin, whatever that means!)but friends from North London have no idea what I'm on about!
Interestingly though about a year ago I was watching an early episode of Fools & Horses and Del did something to Rodney and immediately held up crossed fingers and claimed 'Fay Nites!'.
Great relief, I hadn't imagined it after all!
If anyone has any idea of the origin please let me know, it sounds like old English to me but who knows?!!