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Thread #119441 Message #2590810
Posted By: GUEST,Will Fly, on the hoof
17-Mar-09 - 05:20 AM
Thread Name: Homophobia in Playground Rhymes
Subject: RE: Homophobia in Playground Rhymes
Azizi - Zippy and Bungle were puppet characters in a kids' programme called "Rainbow". Zippy had a zip for a mouth and was very mouthy, and Bungle was rather "camp" - ever-so-slightly gay, according to some commentators.
The only kids' playground song with a mild reference to gayness that I can recall being sung was (to the tune of "Jesus Christ, Superstar"):
Georgie Best - superstar
Walk like a woman and he wears a bra."
George Best was a very masculine Irish football star and not in the least gay - but the words just seemed to go together as a parody rather than as an expression of actual feeling.