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William Trembletoes

“William Trembletoes, he’s a good fisherman. Catches hens, puts ’em in the pen…” If you recited this rhyme growing up, you’re probably tapping your foot along with its singsong cadences right now. The rhyme accompanied...

Malagee Buck

A Texas grandmother says she’s long been baffled about the origin of a counting rhyme that she learned from her grandmother. During the game, her grandmother bounced her on her knee, saying, “Malagee Buck, Malagee Buck, how many fingers...

historical rhyme

historical rhyme  n.— «Take George Bush. By whom I mean George Bush (1796-1859), first cousin of the president’s great-great-great-grandfather. It would be hard to find a more unlikely forebear.…He published his first book...

twist one’s cap back

twist one’s cap back  v. phr.— «Did Ad drag his arse out of the pub long enough to mix an effective enough rhyme cocktail to twist Pizon’s cap back? Or will Pizon rip through Ad like a newbie in a NY jail?» —“Saggin Tit Season—Pizon...

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