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GUEST,Eddie Folklore/Linguistics: What's a Rinktum? (102* d) RE: Folklore/Linguistics: What's a Rinktum? 03 Sep 09

My family, from Alabama, used the haircut sense. However, it was delivered in a different manner -- the deliverer made a fist, with his thumb sticking out and down atop the victim's head, and then quickly flipped the fist over, in the process scraping/rapping the knuckles across the top of the head, while calling "Rinktum."

I also heard the word in grandpappy's version of "Froggy": Froggy went a-courtin' and he did ride, squatty-watty rinktum hymeo.

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