Fencing Puns Needed!

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  1. fencingnoob

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    Hi!

    I am going to my high school prom with someone who is a highly competitive fencer, travels frequently, and trains daily. Because of this, I thought it would only be fitting to do a fencing themed promposal. The issue is that I have absolutely zero fencing knowledge, so I thought I would reach out to this community. Can anyone help me out with some ideas for a fencing themed promposal, including poster puns or really any general ideas?

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. Fechter1

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    Sorry, I just don't see the point.
     
  3. Inquartata

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    Just the tip?
     
  4. bobb121

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    piste off?
     
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    If you're piste off there'll be Hell to epee.
     
  6. bobb121

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    The Dictionary Of Funny Fencing Phrases

    Abstain:
    French for "so sorry, I wasn't paying attention."
    Advance:
    Forward motion made by male fencers toward female fencers, usually resulting in a three-yard penalty, a red card, and a slap across the face.

    Attack in Preparation:
    When you sneak up and hit your opponent while they're still putting on their uniform.

    Ballestra:
    Male ballerina.

    Barrage:
    Shelling your opponent with cannon fire from several miles away.

    Beat:
    How you feel after fencing.
    What sabre fencers do to each other.
    What foilists never lose.

    Change of Engagement:
    Selecting a new fiancee.

    Corps-a-corpse:
    Sin of the Fleche.
    French for "full contact fencing."

    Coupe:
    Little foreign car fencers often drive.

    Croise:
    A French pastry.

    Derobement:
    The Houdini-like motions required by fencers to escape their straightjacket-like fencing uniforms.

    Disengage:
    Getting rid of your fiancee, usually by fencing too much.

    Engagement:
    Absolutely required before performing a Change of Engagement or a Disengage.

    En Garde:
    French for "On Guard," a paranoid state in which the fencer believes everyone is out to get him.

    Feint:
    What you do after fencing too long, in full uniform, on a hot summer day. Also known as heat stroke.

    Feeble:
    What old fencers eventually become.

    Fleche:
    What fencers do it in.

    Forte:
    What permanent en garde fencers live in.

    One-Two:
    Basic fencing dance step. Followed by "Cha-Cha-Cha."

    Passe:
    Close maneuver made by male fencers towards female fencers, always resulting in a black card and the male fencer being Maced.

    Pommel:
    Beating your opponent senseless with the hilt of your weapon, for sabre fencers only.

    Redoublement:
    Pause during the bout for the fencer to take another breath mint
     
  7. EpeeBlue

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    I guess research is not your forte. Don't be discouraged however; we all have our foibles.
    Sometimes all we need to do is put our guard down and we will be deeply touched.



    Seriously, if you have yet to ask this person to accompany you, how is it that you know you are gong to the prom?

    Watch the first thirty minutes of The Princess Bride, maybe something will jump out at you...


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  8. Fechter1

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    My, my, my... Aren't we all suitably En Flick. :D
     

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