End of ADS-L Digest - 3 Aug 1995 to 4 Aug 1995 ********************************************** There are 11 messages totalling 179 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. King's X (4) 2. ecstasy, Ecstacy 3. Canker sores and egg creams (6) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 5 Aug 1995 09:14:38 -0400 From: Heilan Yvette Grimes Subject: Re: King's X A few questions: 1. When I was growing up in Southern Ohio kids had a way of immediately stopping another kid from either too much joking around (tossing you hat back and forth over your head to another kid so that you couldn't get your hat back), too much tickling. All you had to do was say "King's X" and cross your fingers. This brought everything to an immediate stop, your hat was returned to you, or the tickling was stopped. Over the years I've asked others about this and have discerned that people in parts of Alabama, parts of Arizona, and parts of California said "King's X". Anyone else? 2. Also what about Pinkies? If you and a friend happened to say the same word or phrase at the same time one would yell Pinkies. You would link pinkies together (either hand) and say: First Kid: What goes up the chimney? Second Kid: Smoke Both Together: May you wish and my wish never be broke. Then you pulled apart your Pinkies and touched part of the clothing of the other person and yelled out the color of that clothing. Done successfully your wish would come true. Anyone else do this? 3. Finally, there is a phrase in the english language that when said uses all the muscle combinations of the mouth. What is it? I think I read it in a Douglas Hofstadter book but haven't been about to find it. --Yvette