Acka-backa, soda cracker

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 30 03:55:30 UTC 2005

At 10:39 AM -0500 1/29/05, Mark A. Mandel wrote:
>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".
Yeah, we had that version too; as noted, it was just the first three
lines that were invariant.


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