Source: Outdoor Sports and Games
Category: ONE HUNDRED OUTDOOR GAMES
Almost every section has some favourite counting-out rhyme of its own.
Probably the two most generally used are:
"_My mother told me to take this one_,"
and that old classic--
"_Eeny, meeny, miny, mo._
_Catch a nigger by the toe;_
_If he hollers, let him go._
_Eeny, meeny, miny, mo._"
This is also varied into
"_Ena, mena, mona, mite._
_Pasca, laura, bona, bite._
_Eggs, butter, cheese, bread._
_Stick, stock, stone dead._"
The object of a counting-out rhyme is to determine who is to be "it"
for a game. As each word is pronounced by the counter some one is
pointed at, and at the end of the verse the one last pointed at is
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