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Thread #63097 Message #2661321
Posted By: GUEST,Uly
21-Jun-09 - 03:03 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Do kids still do clapping rhymes?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Do kids still do clapping rhymes?
Never heard of either?
Piggy in the Middle is, I believe, the British name for those games, though I'm American. (There was a whole conversation in the Brit-picking comm on LJ recently, that's how I know this.)
I haven't played Monkey in the Middle in a long time, and I mostly only ever played with my sister - no chanting, you just throw whatever's handy (usually a ball or a frisbee) until you're bored.
Keepaway is... it's that thing you see in movies or TV where somebody snatches somebody's hat or jacket or book and throws it around while the poor sap is trying to get it back. Which is really a boy thing. Girls bully each other differently, usually, don't they? (Funnily enough, in my years of MASSIVE BULLYING growing up, nobody ever pulled this on me.)