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Thread #103866   Message #2121195
Posted By: Rowan
07-Aug-07 - 06:43 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Tag (the game)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Tag
Dave Polshaw wrote "Swinton, Manchester, UK. 1950s/60s. Tiggy. Barleys was the word used to indicate you were having 'time out'. Variation - Tiggy off the ground where you could not touch the ground or you were 'it' as well as if you got tigged. "

Much the same in Melbourne of the 40s & early 50s. Tiggy was the name of the game and "to tig" was the verb.

Cheers, Rowan