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Thread #89290 Message #1684014
Posted By: GUEST,thurg
03-Mar-06 - 12:42 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Origin of skipping rhyme - K-I-S-S-I-N-G
Subject: RE: Folklore: Origin of skipping rhyme - K-I-S-S-I-N-G
In Windsor, across the river from Detroit, in the 1960's it was "[boy's name] IN a baby carriage". A more sophisticated child explained to me that the boy's name actually indicated [boy's name]-JUNIOR in the baby carriage.
I had no choice but to accept this interpretation; otherwise I would have gotten hurt - or worse, been declared a social outcast. I'm telling ya, they were rough times.