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Thread #81350   Message #1492732
Posted By: Azizi
25-May-05 - 07:49 AM
Thread Name: I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
Subject: RE: I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
Well actually as I recall it, the words that the kids * used to tease me were these ones:

"I got a girl named Boney Maronie
She's as skinny as a [piece] of macaroni...
I love her and she loves me...
making love [beneath] the apple tree."

*Interesting, it's the boys' teasing I remember most, and not the girls, if any girls teased me at all. I wonder why that is...


I also remember being part of a group of girls in the early grades of elementary school who would run after this popular boy named George and tease him with the words to this Mother Goose rhyme:

Georgie Porgie Puddin Pie
kissed the girls and made them cry
When the boys came out to play
Geogie Porgie ran away.


Mind you, we really liked George. If a girl caught him, she was supposed to kiss him, but I never did {either caught him or kissed him}.

Also we didn't have a clue that this rhyme was actually a putdown on 'Georgie' who for some reason was afraid to stick around when the other boys came out to play.

What's up with that?

Incidently, when I went home a couple of years ago, I found out that the George who we used to chase is now a judge..

More power to him!