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Thread #102055   Message #2090792
Posted By: Azizi
30-Jun-07 - 07:25 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Play Ground Hand Jives
Subject: RE: Folklore: Play Ground Hand Jives
Mo, thanks also for your post in this thread!

When you wrote "I like coffee, I like tea , I like --- in with me.", do the dashes denote a person's name or nickname?

Also, I'm curious about your rememberances of the British television show. Are you saying that people in the audience clapped their own hands and slapped their chest or thighs to the beat-similar to "pattin juba?"* Or did they turn to face a person sitting next to them and alternately clap both of their own hands or one or both hands of the person they were facing? I presume that they stayed in seated. Is this right?

And, I'm assuming that the audience was made up of all or mostly White people-is this true? And were they children or pre-teens or adults?

* See this Wikipedia article about "pattin juba":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juba_dance