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Thread #102055   Message #2091509
Posted By: Azizi
01-Jul-07 - 07:43 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Play Ground Hand Jives
Subject: RE: Folklore: Play Ground Hand Jives
Good morning, Mo! Or good whatever time of day where you are!

Is you last post regarding A My Name Is?

If so, it occurred to me this morning that we also did this while jumping rope. I mean individual jump rope, not group jumping rope with two people turning and one person or more than one person jumping in the middle.

Btw, in his June 30th 12:03 AM post EuGene {"from the remote Izarks area of North Arkansas" [USA]} said that the term that they used for "turning rope" was "twirling rope".

He also referred to these rhymes or songs as "ditties" but somehow I don't think that children or adults called them ditties.

EuGene, what do you remember folks calling these compositions then? And do you know what children in that area call them nowadays?