Sunday, May 18, 2008

Eenie meenie ....

... minie moe

That's the way we did it in the playground.

In France, as usual, it's different. It goes like this:
Ams, tram, gram,
Pic et pic et colégram,
Bour et bour et ratatam,
Ams, tram, gram.

And, it sounds like this (an advert for a french lottery - )

Like the eenie meenie version, this french count-out has no meaning and there is disagreement about how to write it, but is thought to have come from ancient German, the ams tram dram being a corruption of old "Ein, zwei, drei"

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At 9:27 am, Blogger Breezy said...

I knew this rhyme it must be a childhood memory from French lessons or something. It does sound like a counting rhyme though like the sort of thing they use to count sheep


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