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Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig!

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Vivian in San Antonio says when her family returned from a vacation, her dad would announce Home again, home again! Jiggity jig! This saying is actually more than two centuries old, and comes from an old nursery rhyme about farmers going to market, the type recited while dandling a child on one’s knee. The jiggity jig or jiggety jig most likely refers to that motion, which is imitative of the motion of a wagon bumping along the road. This is part of a complete episode.

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