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GUEST,Will Fly, on the hoof Homophobia in Playground Rhymes (83* d) RE: Homophobia in Playground Rhymes 17 Mar 09


Azizi - Zippy and Bungle were puppet characters in a kids' programme called "Rainbow". Zippy had a zip for a mouth and was very mouthy, and Bungle was rather "camp" - ever-so-slightly gay, according to some commentators.

The only kids' playground song with a mild reference to gayness that I can recall being sung was (to the tune of "Jesus Christ, Superstar"):

Georgie Best - superstar
Walk like a woman and he wears a bra."


George Best was a very masculine Irish football star and not in the least gay - but the words just seemed to go together as a parody rather than as an expression of actual feeling.


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