Mudcat Café message #3128086 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #103866   Message #3128086
Posted By: MGM·Lion
04-Apr-11 - 05:16 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Tag (the game)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Tag (the game)
It was always 'tiggy' at Hendon County, 1943-44. A favourite was 'tiggy-off-the-ground', in which you could not be had if your feet were off the ground standing on a bench &c. There was also 'tiggy-green', where you had to touch something green to be exempt from being had. Boys wore shorts in those days; & members of the Boy Scouts would have green tabs hanging from the garter holding up the sock under the fold-over; it had to be agreed that running around leaning down & clutching these, apart from making yourself look absurd, did not count as a green refuge!

~Michael~