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:

A 1956

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]