Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 12:03:48 -0600 From: Katherine Catmull 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]