Date: Thu, 26 May 1994 17:31:52 -0500

From: Christina E Ogburn ogburce[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.AUBURN.EDU

Subject: Re: Red Rover

When I was growing up, we played games like this in P.E. Maybe that is

where the "rules" are coming from instead of recess. I know someone

mentioned recess game rules, but perhaps they meant P.E.

On Thu, 26 May 1994 debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIUC.EDU wrote:

Rule books for recess games? Come on, isn't that a lot like saying

language is learned through basal readers rather than from human

interaction? I doubt that the folklorists would look for rulebooks. How

did you learn your jump rope rhymes? Who learned baseball, stickball,

boxball, Chinese and American handball, catchaflies up, Russia, running

bases, or any of the other childhood games from books? not even dorks like


Dennis Baron (the nerd, not to be confused with All-American Preston)


Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

Department of English 217-333-2392

University of Illinois fax: 217-333-4321

608 South Wright Street

Urbana, Illinois 61801