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Thread #119441   Message #2590626
Posted By: Azizi
16-Mar-09 - 08:44 PM
Thread Name: Homophobia in Playground Rhymes
Subject: RE: Homophobia in Playground Rhymes
Here's another example of a children's rhyme with homosexual text-

Zippy and Bungle
went to the jungle
so they could have some fun,
Zippy got silly
and pulled out his willy
and stuck it up Bungle's bum

It's my understanding from reading this wikipedia page that the both Zippy and Bungle are male puppets in a British television show that was/is somewhat like the American show "Sesame Street".

I'd appreciate it if a British Mudcat member or guest would let me know if I'm correct about that.


A person could say that there are no insults in the text. Yet, it appears to me that many children believe that they are insulting a person by calling him a homosexual. Therefore, imo, the children's rhymes that label a person as homosexual should be viewed as insulting rhymes, whether they contain direct insults or not.