Cumbrian Bollock Twisting
Travel through the hills and fells of the Lake District during most weekends during the Spring and Summer and you may be lucky enough to happen upon a traditional CUMBRIAN BOLLOCK
TWISTING meet. Two men dressed in the traditional bollock twister’s garb of embroidered white long johns grapple with each other in a field, wrenching and wringing each other’s sweetbreads until one competitor cries “Yan, tan, tethra, lethra, bimp!”, the traditional Cumberland shout of submission.
In years gone by, young men would travel many miles to test the strength of their grip and ability to withstand pain, with one competitor eventually emerging as the so-called “Cock o’ the Scrotums.” It was a wonderful rural tradition that seemed like it would last forever. Sadly, thanks to the influx of townies into the Lake District it’s a custom that has now all but died out.
These days, walk into the average Cumbrian field and you’re more likely to find people flying drones, posting pictures of their dinner on Instagram, or downloading hardcore double penetration videos off PornHub.