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Posted By: Azizi
18-May-08 - 12:27 PM
Thread Name: Children's Street Songs
Subject: RE: Children's Street Songs
Guest, Chris McCann, if you happen to read this, I took the liberty of reposting your example about Pancake Day on this Mudcat thread
thread.cfm?threadid=67287&messages=29#2343654 BS: Damn! I missed my pancakes:-(

I also took the liberty of reposting your example on my website page about Teacher Taunts: http://cocojams.com/teacher_taunts.htm

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Before reading your example, I had never heard of Pancake Day. But thanks to you and thanks to This wikipedia page about Shrove Tuesday, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrove_Tuesday, I now know that Pancake Tuesday is the name for the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, the same day that some people call Mardi Gras. And now I also know why that day is called "Pancake Tuesday"-because people make pancakes on that day to use up rich ingredients such as eggs, milk, and sugar before the beginning of fasting for Lent. Also, I learned that the "most famous pancake race, at Olney in Buckinghamshire, has been held since 1445.[In that race] contestants, traditionally women, carry a frying pan and race to the finishing line tossing the pancakes as they go. As the pancakes are thin, some skill is required to toss them successfully while running. The winner is the first to cross the line having tossed the pancake a certain number of times."

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Imagine that! It's a wonder what you can learn on Mudcat, and on other Internet sites.