Date: Thu, 26 May 1994 11:42:14 -0500 From: debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIUC.EDU Subject: Re: Red Rover 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 me! 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