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Thread #47148 Message #702647
Posted By: Mark Cohen
02-May-02 - 02:52 AM
Thread Name: eena meena mackeracka (children's rhymes)
Subject: RE: eena meena mackeracka
Somewhere I recall reading that words sounding like "Eeny meeny miny mo" were the actual counting numbers one through four in some language. And that the other rhyme was based on the numbers up to ten. I have a vague and probably incorrect memory that it was an ancient Scottish dialect. Anybody got any reliable information along this line?