In condemning this harmless self-expression, we teach them only to judge appearances.
No teams. No team captains. No manipulating the trajectory of some ball. Just every single one of us, our hands, and a magnificent disc of nylon.
I don’t like stuff. Also, I’m a mom.
Faster than FIRE BURNS!
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.