According to the rules of pétanque, when a player loses 13 to 0 … “il est fanny” (he’s fanny) or “il a fait fanny” (he made fanny), and has to kiss the bottom of a girl called Fanny.

Since it is quite rare to find an obliging Fanny  on the boules pitch, there is usually a substitute available in the form of a picture, or sculptor, to ensure that Fanny’s bottom is  readily available. If your name IS Fanny, my advice would be to avoid a stroll around the petanque pitches! Or just go and enjoy!


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