Acka-backa, soda cracker

Mark A. Mandel mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Sat Jan 29 15:39:31 UTC 2005

Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> said:
Curious the way these choosing rituals incorporated ethnic slurs.  In
our neighborhood (Washington Heights, NYC, c. 1950) it was always

Eenie meenie meinie moe
Catch a tiger by the toe
If he hollers let him go
My mother said to pick this very one
Y-O-U spells you


NYC,fifties: same except that the last line was "out goes Y-O-U".

mark by hand

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