Remember when Elaine Benes stopped a crappy conversation by referencing a dingo-related tragedy? She was a master.
Miss Susie was there when you wanted to (almost-but-not-quite) swear around grown-ups. …Turns out, they had their own versions. Sometimes even dirtier…)
This little schoolyard rhyme has survived more than 150 years and traveled the (English-speaking) world. The song may be referencing a Civil War ship, or an English girl, or a coffin…
Forty years before Nelly’s 2000 sample in Country Grammar, Little Anthony and the Imperials released “Shimmy, shimmy ko-ko bop.” The schoolyard version gets racy (and race-y) while sampling even older rhymes.
Sure, kids. Jump from the top of the couch, over the toy basket onto the futon mattress. Have fun!
Getting past “How old is he/she?”
Don’t forget what you’ve got, teenagers of the ’90s.