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MISCELLANY

  • Janet E. Alton
  • J. D. A. Widdowson
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Abstract

The items in this final section have nothing in common, but they do not seem to belong to any other category. Football rhymes are overwhelmingly, though not completely, the province of boys, as the album rhymes and Valentine messages are for girls. The examples of so-called “backslang” were only volunteered by girls. The rhymes for little children are of course universal. The remaining categories illustrate various other forms of children’s lore.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Janet E. Alton
    • 1
  • J. D. A. Widdowson
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for English Traditional HeritageEdale, Hope ValleyUK

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