Mudcat Café message #2131879 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #103866   Message #2131879
Posted By: GUEST,Terry McDonald
23-Aug-07 - 08:51 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Tag (the game)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Tag (the game)
We called 'jacks' 'dibs' - five little cubes that you'd catch between the fingers with the back of your hand turned upwards. I was at the local grammar school in the early fifties and playing 'dibs' was one of the crazes that suddenly took off, lasted a few weeks (perhaps a couple of months) and then became old hat.