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Old 02-18-2017, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Hello, Operator. Give me number nine. And if he doesn't answer, give me back my dime.

Bluebells, cockleshells, eevy, ivy over. My mother sent me to the store and this is what I went for .......

There was a dog sat on the back porch and Bingo was his name. There was a dog sat on the back porch and Bingo was his name. B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O and Bingo was his name-O.

Oh, Stewball was a racehorse and I wish he were mine. He never drank water, he always drank wine. Oh, I went down to the racetrack and I bet on the old gray mare. But, if I'd bet on Stewball, I'd have money to spare.

I, too, had never heard the word "taradiddle". All along I thought I was a woman of the world when I've actually been culturally deprived. Is taradiddle regional or is it used everywhere?

The version we sang: "There was a farmer had a dog........."
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Old 02-19-2017, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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ABCD puppies?
LMNO puppies.
OSAR.
CMPN?


I think my father made that one up.
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Old 02-19-2017, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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One-two-three Red light!
One-two-three Green light!

Kinda like a version of Simon Says along Statues.
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Old 02-19-2017, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I'd never heard the word "taradiddle" before so I had to look it up. I love it.

tar·a·did·dle ˈterəˌdidl
noun
plural noun taradiddles
a petty lie.
pretentious nonsense.

Web definitions
(taradiddle) fib: a trivial lie; "he told a fib about eating his spinach"; "how can I stop my child from telling stories?"
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Old 02-19-2017, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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My dad would say this to start a race.


"One for the money,
Two for the show,
Three to get ready
and
Four to GO!"
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Old 02-19-2017, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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One-two-three Red light!
One-two-three Green light!

Kinda like a version of Simon Says along Statues.
Used to play that in the driveway.
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Old 02-19-2017, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Used to play that in the driveway.
We used to play those games in the alley.
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Old 02-19-2017, 11:54 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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One-two-three Red light!
One-two-three Green light!

Kinda like a version of Simon Says along Statues.
I had forgotten all about that. Thanks.

Simon Says. Does anyone remember the rules? because all I remember is that I loved that game.

Was Statues a different game? I liked that too, whether it was part of Simon Says or whatever it was.

We played those games in the backyard. Another one, that probably no one has ever heard of was I Want a Beckon. Played with a large group of kids following a leader throughout the entire neighborhood until someone's mother called them to come in because it was time for bed. We would say, "Olli Olli in Free." I think that was when the game was over and it was safe for the people who were hiding to come out.
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Old 02-20-2017, 04:19 AM
 
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My dad would say this to start a race.


"One for the money,
Two for the show,
Three to get ready
and
Four to GO!"
I think everybody's dad used to say that. I also think that when you listen to the song Blue Suede Shoes you'll hear -" One for the money, two for the show, three to get ready now go, Cat, go, but don't you step on my..."
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Old 02-20-2017, 04:23 AM
 
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I think my Maternal Grandmother made this one up. I've never heard it repeated by anyone ever.

What a funny thing a frog are
He ain't got no tail almost hardly
When he runs, he jumps
And when he jumps
He sits on his tail that he ain't got almost hardly.

Another one that was in the family was a semi magic trick. You spit glue two tiny pieces of paper onto both your pointer finger nails. When the bird flies away, you switch your pointer with your middle finger in midair.

The sing songgoes like this:

Two little dickie bids sitting in a tree
One named Jack, one named Jill
Fly away Jack (finger goes up and switch quickly, bring different finger back to position. Paper is gone)
Fly away Jill (same as above)

Come back Jack (finger goes up and switch quickly, bring finger back to position. Paper is back)
Come back Jill (same as above)


Little ones are thinking you're magic. They don't notice that the fingers are different or that you've tucked the finger with the paper into your palm. Just be careful you don't knock the paper off your finger nail.
My mother used this to amuse me when I was a child. I'm 81 now so it's been around a long time.
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