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Thread #47148   Message #702120
Posted By: greg stephens
01-May-02 - 12:24 PM
Thread Name: eena meena mackeracka (children's rhymes)
Subject: RE: eena meena mackeracka
We used eenie meenie minie mo (with "that word") as a counting out rhyme...the eena meena mackeracka as just a chant, a sort of secret rhyme you learnt and treasured. We never used itfor counting, though it sounds as if that's what it's for, with the emphasised POOSH at the end. More contributions pleas, I want to know ifit ever crossed the atlantic. Also, 'eenie meenie minie mo' sounds as if its linguistic origin must long predate the use of the word "nigger" in English.I wonder how it went originally?