Date: Thu, 26 May 1994 17:31:52 -0500 From: Christina E Ogburn 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 > 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 >