Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe.... What Next?

Catch a Tiger - Eeeny, Meeny, Minie Moe, Catch a Tiger By His Toe.
@Darkwing (21590)
June 10, 2008 7:52am CST
I'm sure many of you will be familiar with the next line of this rhyme, and those in England particularly, with the word that's been substituted in this politically correct and racially aware world we live in. In my childhood days we though nothing of the next line... it was just a part of the rhyme. But, out of interest, I looked it up online, and out of seven versions I looked at, five went like this.... Eeny, Meeny, Miny Moe, Catch a Tiger by his toe, If he hollers, let him go, Eeny, Meeny, Miny Moe. The other two, still used the old word, which was used in playgrounds everywhere, in days gone. I won't write the word here, because I'm sure to be the one who's in the wrong, but I don't doubt you will all know it as beginning with the letter N. Ok, so, in this politically correct and racially aware World, I'm going to ask you all to have a bit of fun with this rhyme, and substitute the old "N" word, or "Tiger" with your own, politically correct word. I can't wait to see your answers, so please, be as obscure and as politically correct as you can... this should be worth a laugh!
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
Hi Darkwing! We used to sing that rhyme too when we were young and when my friends and I became teens, here is the revised version we did and this one goes to all the single girls out there. haha.. Eeny, Meeny, Miny Moe, Catch a HANDSOME RICH HUNK by his toe, If he hollers, DON'T EVER let him go, Eeny, Meeny, Miny Moe. Take care and God bless!
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@Darkwing (21590)
10 Jun 08
I like that version, my friend. So, did you ever manage to make that come true? Brightest Blessings and thank you for your contribution, my dear friend. xxx
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
Hi Darkwing! Yes, I managed to catch one, a Handsome Hunk who is very Rich in Love, my husband. haha..
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@Darkwing (21590)
10 Jun 08
Awwwww, and I hope he realises what a sweetie he has for a wife, my dear friend. Brightest Blessings. xxx
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@mummymo (23709)
10 Jun 08
I do know the very word you mean and it only became offensive as it was used in such a derogatary way by certain people I think. I trained as a nursery nurse and when we were in the nurseries And with my own children) we always used the word Tigger - as in Winnie The Pooh! I have a friend who looks like Tigger (without the stripes) and that is his nickname now - I always sing that to him! xxx
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@Darkwing (21590)
10 Jun 08
Lol... does that friend bounce around? The point is that the people of that ilk themselves, call each other by the name, but if we say it, it's politically incorrect. How do you figure that one? Brightest Blessings and thank you for your contribution, my dear friend. xxx
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@mummymo (23709)
11 Jun 08
He really does Darkwing - I went ot see Winnie the Pooh kive a few years back and when Tigger came on I couldn't believe how like my friend he was - I was crying with laughter. Ever since the nickname Tigger has stuck! lol xxx
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
10 Jun 08
oh my if I used the one that first popped in my mind I would probably get bombarded. Catch and Indian by the toe (Native American one)
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@Darkwing (21590)
10 Jun 08
Lol... wouldn't we all, my friend! If the "N" word was bad, then I can think of many others which would go down the same drain! Brightest Blessings and thank you for your contribution. xxx
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
10 Jun 08
yup would and your welcome!
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@raydene (9875)
• United States
10 Jun 08
Hi Hon Not to long ago I heard a child use the N word while singing this song the children all started making fun of him. I can almost bety he will never make that mistake again! Scarey...wonder where he heard it? xoxoxoxoxox
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@Darkwing (21590)
10 Jun 08
Most likely it has been passed down the line by adults to children and so on, through the years. I'm not gonna point the finger, that's for sure! Brightest Blessings my dear friend and thank you for your contribution. xxxx
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@weemam (13389)
10 Jun 08
I think this is just so silly pal , the took the gollywog of Robertsons jam years ago too , and it seems we can't say ba ba B**ck sheep . this world has gone mad , I played with all of my friends no matter what colour or religion they were and I still do ( so to speak ,) what does it matter , people are so quick at making changes , I think the old way was a lot nicer ,
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@Darkwing (21590)
10 Jun 08
Not only did they take the Golly off Robertson's Jam, they also took him out of Noddy and off the High Street Shop shelves. It's getting ludicrous now! Why did they take the Golly out, and yet we have dark and light skinned dolls? Does that make sense... I don't see it! I'm like you... we're all equal in my mind and the governments and world leaders are the ones who start the problems off. They make mountains out of molehills wherever they think they will. Brightest Blessings, my dear friend and thank you for your contribution. xxx
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@weemam (13389)
10 Jun 08
I agree with you 10% pal , I have a tin gollywog broach somewhere and my granddaughters had never seen them , such a shame :( xx
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@Darkwing (21590)
10 Jun 08
Yes, there were some nice ones. Only 10% or is that a typo?
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
11 Jun 08
This remind me of the story about a little boy in Africa that got new cloths and then met a tiger that wanted his clothes. any way he got the tiger to chase his tail and the tiger ended up being butter. You never see that little golden book any more because of political correctness. When I was a kid I thought it was a wonderful story because the boy defeated the tiger in such an interesting way..
@Darkwing (21590)
11 Jun 08
It sounds like a very good story, containing a lesson in life, and I fail to see the political incorrectness in that. Whatever goes through bureaucracy's minds, I don't know. It's gone from the sublime to the ridiculous. Brightest Blessings and thank you for your contribution, my friend.
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
11 Jun 08
In the books that I remember the little was very very black
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@Darkwing (21590)
11 Jun 08
Does that really matter, though? All that tells me is that he comes from a hot land, and a land where perhaps the residents don't know any other type of skin colour too well!
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
haha! this is cute... actually i like to know too.. i live here in the philippines, and all my playmates, including me, have a different version.. but i'm sure you wouldn't understand or decipher a single word, i don't even know how to write those make-up words! haha!
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@Darkwing (21590)
11 Jun 08
No matter... at least you knew what I meant. There are so many words that would be politically incorrect, but some have found words to replace them. It's quite interesting to read the responses. Brightest Blessings and thank you for your contribution.