Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 12:03:48 -0600
From: Katherine Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BGA.COM
Subject: Re: skinny marink?
On Wed, 6 Mar 1996, Joan H. Hall wrote:
quote says, "There used to be a chidren's song in Aberdeen relating the
adventures of a thin man called 'Skinamalinky Lang Legs', which is still
sung as a skipping-song, etc."
I believe this rhyme appeared recently on the British TV comedy "Absolutely
Fabulous." A character flashes back to a scene from her adolescence, in
which her mother serves delicious, fattening food to a thin friend,
reciting "Skinnymalinky long legs, big banana feet!" then gives her own
plump daughter a bowl of celery (or something), concluding "Roly-poly
pudding that nobody wants to meet!"
Kate Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]bga.com