Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 07:46:43 -0500
From: Susan-Marie Harrington sharrin[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IUPUI.EDU
Subject: Re: Ring around the rosie(s)

My growing-up neighborhood had yet another v ariant--we said "allie allie
olsen free" (and never stopped to wonder what it meant, I"m sure).

Beverly Flanigan wrote:
explained or not.) Ditto with "Allie allie in/oxen free"--why these words?

And Mike Salovesh said:
said when I was growing up -- "outs in free", i.e., those who had not

Susanmarie Harrington sharrin[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]
Indiana University-Purdue University,Indianapolis (317) 278-1153
Dept. of English, 425 University Boulevard fax: (317) 274-2347
Indianapolis IN 46202-5140