"Shut your eyes"
laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Aug 12 01:36:46 UTC 2001
At 8:25 PM -0400 8/11/01, Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
>SHUT-YOUR-EYES-AND-OPEN-YOUR-MOUTH--NYHT, 20 March 1941, pg. 16,
>col. 6: "It takes the faith of youth to draw up the first sip, like
>the old "shut-your-eyes-and-open-your-mouth" affair which might
>bring a June bug or a lollipop."
This one was turned around in my own childhood (late 40's onward) to
allow for the completion of the couplet, as follows:
Open your mouth and shut your eyes
And you will have a big surprise
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