Mudcat Café message #23465 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4300   Message #23465
Posted By: Jon W.
10-Mar-98 - 02:22 PM
Thread Name: Children's Street Songs
Subject: RE: Children's Street Songs
Speaking of New Mexican Spanish children's folklore, I spent my 11-12th year in a small town near Silver City (southwest part of the state). There was a practice among my Mexican (or Mexican-American)friends of teasing anyone who had gotten something new (clothes, shoes, toys, etc.) by calling "orejitas" (lit. "little ears") and/or the action of grabbing and shaking the person's ear while making the sound of a ringing bell (ding-a-ling-a-ling). I just wondered if anyone else had heard of that lately (sorry this isn't very musical).