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Thread #47148   Message #1775386
Posted By: Mo the caller
04-Jul-06 - 06:04 AM
Thread Name: eena meena mackeracka (children's rhymes)
Subject: RE: eena meena mackeracka (children's rhymes)
Azizi, you said 'For instance, was "beestay" originally "como la vista"?'
What does that mean, please.

As for Cooties or Nits, well they may seem a non-threatening part of everyday life now but they were a matter of deep shame and dread in my youth (among parents as well as children). Do you remember "Nitty Norah" or as the teachers called her the "Head Nurse".