cootie catcher

storkrn storkrn at EMAIL.MSN.COM
Sun Aug 6 14:31:11 UTC 2000

original message:

> >I recently encountered a device made of folded paper, that grade school
> >kids used for telling fortunes (when I was one.)
> Wow, haven't thought about those for years.  But I *never* heard the
> term cootie catcher.  I can't remember what, if anything in
> particular we called it, but it wasn't cootie catcher.  NYC in the
> 50s.
> RIma

In central Connecticut in the 1950's I never heard of cootie catcher but I
did hear of "flippers" as in: "If you children don't put those flippers away
you will stay in during recess!"

Sharyn Hay

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