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GUEST,Azizi Slang & Other Colloquialisms in Music (51* d) RE: Slang & Other Colloquialisms in Music 02 Jul 05

Thanks, Le Scaramouche.

I appreciate that information. Now I can stop wondering what your name means everytime I see it.

Incidently, the children's rhyme "Punchinella" probably originates with the Punch & Judy shows.

Maybe because of the Pittsburgh based Heinz company and its popularization of the slogan "Heinz 57", the version of Punchinella that I have collected the most in Pittsburgh area is:

"Look who's here. Punchinella 57.
Look who's here. Punchinella in the shoe"


When I was growing up in Atlantic City, New Jersey in the 1950s, I remember singing the rhyme to this show me your motion circle game as:

"Look who's here. Punchinella Punchinella.
Look who's here. Punchinella in the shoe"


The standard words are usually given like this:

"Look who's here. Punchinella funny fellow.
Look who's here. Punchinella funny you."


So these are examples of the folk process at work.

And I say "Hip Hip Hooray!" for that.


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