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Thread #9065   Message #1312596
Posted By: Azizi
31-Oct-04 - 08:22 PM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Ging Gang Goolie (Robert Baden-Powell ??)
Subject: RE: ging gang gooly
Okay, I'll bite.

Why is the word "gooly" causing that song to be banned? Is it because it sounds like "coolie"?

And what is a "Brown Owl"? I am assuming that it's a rank in the Girl Guides and that Girl Guides=Girl Scouts, right?

When I was a child I went to a couple of "Brownie" meetings with a girlfriend of mine. For some reason, the song that I remember the most from those meetings was "Found A Peanut".

As an aside, I remember as a young adult engaging in some light conversation about what organizations we belonged to, and I said when I was growing up I wasn't a "Brownie" but I was a "Blackie".
Of course, this was an in-race joke, and wouldn't have been well accepted by others. But you all knew that, I'm sure!