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Thread #103866   Message #2120709
Posted By: Mr Happy
07-Aug-07 - 05:53 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Tag (the game)
Subject: RE: BS: Tag
..........& also, thinking on, there were various ways us kids had of choosing who'd be the first to be 'on'.

Several rhymes were used for 'dipping' ['dip' = to choose or pick] & some were in the form of an elimination sequence.

such as:

'Dip, dip, dip,
My blue ship,
Sails on the water,
Like a cup and saucer,
Dip, dip, dip,
You're not it!'