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Thread #47148   Message #4163811
Posted By: Joe_F
28-Jan-23 - 09:02 PM
Thread Name: eena meena mackeracka (children's rhymes)
Subject: RE: eena meena mackeracka (children's rhymes)
When I was in grade school (southern California, 1940s) we had

Eeny meeny miney mo,
Catch a tiger by the toe.
If he hollers, make him pay
Fifty dollars every day.
My mother told me to choose this very best ONE.

We knew that the original had "nigger" but that that was a bad word. I imagine we got that information from the grownups.