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CAR GAME

IN THIS CAR GAME, THE OBJECT IS TO SEE AND POINT OUT VOLKSWAGONS
BEFORE THE REST OF THE PEOPLE IN THE CAR. WHENEVER YOU SEE A
VOLKSWAGON,
YOU SAY "SLUG-BUG, NO SLUG BACKS," AND THAT ONE IS "YOURS."
THERE IS USUALLY NO ATTEMPT TO COUNT THE NUMBER OF "SLUG-BUGS" SEEN,
BUT MERELY TO SEE AND DECLARE THEM BEFORE ANYONE ELSE. (IN MY WORDS)

James Callow comment: VOLKSWAGEN=GERMAN CAR POPULARLY CALLED A BEETLE
CC[ BECAUSE OF ITS SHAPE
CN[ ERTLE, EDWARD 722368
C1[ 881 AMHERST RD. N.E.
C2[ MASSILLON, OHIO 44646
DNC[ 1,380
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Where learned: OHIO ; MASSILLON

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Mental Activity

Date learned: 10-00-1973

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FIRST STREELIGHT GAME

WHEN THE FIRST STREETLIGHT COMES ON, YOU
ARE TO YELL OUT, ZERO, FIRST STREETLIGHT.
ANOTHER PERSON SHOUTS, ZERO, SECOND
STREETLIGHT. THE PERSON WHO SAYS, ZERO,
THIRD STREETLIGHT, GETS HIT BY THE REST
OF THE GROUP.

Submitter comment: WE USED TO PLAY THIS EVERY NIGHT WHEN
THE STREETLIGHT WOULD COME ON. THEN
EVERYBODY CAUGHT ON AND WE WOULD HAVE TO
COMPEL SOMEONE TO TAKE THE THIRD PART
SO THE GAME COULD FINISH AND WE COULD SWAT SOMEONE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): QUICKNESS ; URBAN

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Bodily Activity
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Mental Activity
BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero
BELIEF -- Number Inter related specific numbers in a belief: Two's a couple, / Three's a crowd; / Four on a sidewalk / Is never allowed. (Also see C700 and C800 for numbers in verse.) In computer entries our example
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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GAME

THE OBJECT OF THIS THINKING GAME IS TO GUESS WHY TILLY WILLIS
LIKES CERTAIN THINGS AND NOT OTHERS. THE PERSON WHO IS EXPLAINING
THE GAME BEGINS BY SAYING, TILLY WILLIS IS ODD AND QUEER BUT NOT
PECULISR. SHE LOVES APPLES BUT HATES PEACHES.
SHE LOVES GREEN BUT SHE HATES RED. THE PERSON CONTINUES TO
GIVE LOVE AND HATE EXAMPLES UNTIL ONE OF THE PLAYERS
RESPONDS WITH WHAT HE THINKS TILLY WILLIS LOVES OR HATES.
THE CLUE TO THE GAME IS IN THE OPENING LINE.
TILLY WILLIS ODD AND QUEER ARE ALL WORDS CONTAINING DOUBLE LETTERS.
THE PLAYER WHO GUESSES THAT TILLY LOVES EVERYTHING
SPELLED WITH A DOUBLE LETTER, IS THE WINNER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): ALTERNATE TITLE: THE QUEEN ; SPELLING

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Mental Activity

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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DRINKING GAME "BUZZ"

FIVE TO TEN PEOPLE ARE ARRANGED IN A CIRCLE WITH DRINKS
IN HAND. THEY START TO COUNT OFF: 1, 2, 3, ..., ETC.
WHEN A SEVEN OR A MULTIPLE OF SEVEN IS REACHED, THE
PERSON IS TO SAY "BUZZ." IF HE DOESN'T SAY "BUZZ", HE
MUST DRINK AND THE GAME GOES BACK TO THE NUMBER ONE.

Submitter comment: AS THE GAME PROGRESSES, THE GAME BECOMES MORE HILARIOUS.
THE PEOPLE PARTICIPATING TEND TO DRINK MORE AS THE
GAME PROGRESSES. THE PEOPLE PLAYING THE GAME USUALLY
MISS SEVENS OR MULTIPLE OF SEVENS AS THEY DRINK MORE.
WHEN THE GAME IS OVER, THE PEOPLE THAT WERE PLAYING
ARE DRUNK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Mental Activity
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Memory
BELIEF -- Number

Date learned: 10-00-1977

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DRINKING GAME "ZOOM-SWARTZ-PAFIGLIANO"

PEOPLE ARE ARRANGED IN A CIRCLE WITH DRINKS IN HAND.
ONE PERSON STARTS OFF BY SAYING ZOOM, SWARTZ, OR
PAFIGLIANO. HE MUST LOOK DIRECTLY AT ANOTHER PERSON
WHILE SAYING THIS. THE PERSON WHO HAS BEEN SPOKEN
TO MUST DELIVER A PHRASE TO ANOTHER PERSON. IF HE
DOESN'T RESPOND IN A MATTER OF A FEW SECONDS, HE MUST
DRINK. IF A PERSON SAYS PAFIGLIANO, THE PERSON WHO HAS
SPOKEN BEFORE HIM MUST RESPOND, REGARDLESS OF WHO THE
RESPONSE IS BEING DIRECTED TO. EXAMPLE: PERSON A SAYS
ZOOM TO PERSON B, PERSON B SAYS PAFIGLIANO TO PERSON C.
IN THIS SITUATION, PERSON A MUST RESPOND OR ELSE
HE IS FORCED TO DRINK. OTHERS RULES THAT APPLY ARE AS
FOLLOWS: NO POINTING IS ALLOWED, NO SCANNING OF THE
EYES IS ALLOWED, AND ZOOM CAN'T BE SAID TWICE.
VIOLATIONS OF THESE RULES RESULT IN A DRINK BEING
TAKEN BY THE OFFENDER.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A FAST-PACED GAME. AGAIN, AS THE EVENING PRO-
GRESSES, THE GAME BECOMES QUITE A CHALLENGE BECAUSE OF
THE CONDITION OF THE PLAYERS. IT IS ENJOYABLE AND
FUN TO WATCH, IN ADDITION TO BEING A CHALLENGE TO PLAY.
THE KEY TO SUCCESS IN THIS GAME IS TO BE QUICK AND
ACCURATE WITH YOUR ANSWER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Mental Activity
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Memory

Date learned: 10-00-1977

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NUMBER GAME

CHOOSE A NUMBER BETWEEN ONE AND TEN.
DOUBLE IT.
ADD 6 TO IT.
DIVIDE BY 2.
SUBTRACT THE ORIGINAL NUMBER.
THE ANSWER WILL BE 3.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Sterling Heights

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Mental Activity

Date learned: 00-00-1980

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CONCENTRATION GAME

CONCENTRATION GAME. EVERY ONE SITS IN A CIRCLE AND IS ASSIGNED A
NUMBER 1-- HOWEVER MANY PEOPLE THERE ARE. WITH A CERTAIN
RHYTHM. NUMBER 1
STARTS AND CALLS HIS NUMBER AND ANOTHER ONE. THEN IT'S THE NEXT
PERSON'S TURN. HE CALLS OUT HIS NUMBER AND SOMEONE ELSE'S NUMBER.
YOU MUST DO THIS IN RHYTHM AND YOU MUST CALL YOUR OWN NUMBER FIRST.
EVERY TIME SOMEONE MISSES, EVERYONE'S NUMBER CHANGES BECAUSE
EVERYONE ROTATES. THE OBJECT IS TO GET TO THE NUMBER 1 POSITION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GARDEN CITY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Mental Activity

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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TELEPHONE

TELEPHONE. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE. ONE STARTS THE GAME OFF
BY WHISPERING SOMETHING TO THE PERSON NEXT TO HIM. THEN THAT PERSON
WHISPERS IT TO THE NEXT PERSON AND SO ON. WHEN THE PHRASE IS
WHISPERED TO THE LAST PERSON, THE LAST PERSON SAYS WHAT HE HAS
JUST HEARD. USUALLY IT DIFFERS FROM WHAT WAD ORIGINALLY SAID.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GARDEN CITY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Mental Activity

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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BULLSHIT (DRINKING GAME)

EVERYONE HAS AN ANIMAL NAME.
SOMEONE STARTS OFF BY CALLING ONE OF THE NAMES. THE PERSON'S "NAME"
THAT'S CALLED ON HAS TO KEEP IN SEQUENCE. IF HE SCREWS UP, HE HAS
TO CHUG-A-LUG. EX: BULLSHIT, I SHIT, COW SHIT. THAT PERSON THAT
WAS THE COW WOULD HAVE TO REPEAT THE FIRST TWO PHRASES AND CALL
OUT ANOTHER ANIMAL.

Submitter comment: MY BROTHER PLAYED THIS GAME AT M.S.U.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Farmington Hills

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Mental Activity

Date learned: 00-00-1977

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IF YOU ARE TALKING TO SOMEONE AND YOU BOTH SAY THE SAME THING AT THE
SAME TIME, YOU MUST TRY TO BE THE ONE TO SAY JINX FIRST. IF YOU
DO NOT SAY JINX FIRST YOU CANNOT SAY ANOTHER THING FOR A CERTAIN
AMOUNT OF TIME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; EAST DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Mental Activity
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00001970S

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CHILDREN HAVE FUN WITH THE IDEA OF REARRANGING
PEOPLE'S NAMES. IN THIS EXAMPLE ONE SWITCHES THE
FIRST LETTER OF THE FIRST NAME WITH THE FIRST
LETTER OF THE LAST NAME TO COME UP WITH A NEW NAME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Mental Activity
SPEECH -- Proper Name

Date learned: 11-00-1983

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I LIKE TO EAT APPLES AND BANNANAS

I LIKE TO EAT, I LIKE TO EAT, APPLES AND BANNANAS. (2X)
A LAKE TA AAT, A LAKE TA AAT, APPALS AND BANNANAS. (2X)
E LEKE TE EAT, E LEKE TE EAT, EPPELS END BENNENES. (2X)
I LIKE TI IAT, I LIKE TI IAT, IPPILS IND BINNINIS. (2X)
O LOKE TO OAT, O LOKE TO OAT, OPPOLS OND BONNONOS. (2X)
U LUKE TU UAT, U LOKE TU UAT, UPPULS UND BUNNUNUS. (2X)
I LIKE TO EAT, I LIKE TO EAT, APPLES AND BANNANAS. (2X)

Submitter comment: YOU USE THE LONG SOUND OF THE VOWEL EACH TIME YOU CHANGE IT.

Keyword(s): WORD GAME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Mental Activity

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YOU ARE THE LAST PERSON ON EARTH. THERE IS
A KNOCK AT THE DOOR.

Submitter comment: MIND GAME

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LATHRUP VILLAGE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Mental Activity

Date learned: 00-00-1984

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GAME--LUCY

SOMEONE STARTS OFF BY BEING LUCY,
EVERYONE ELSE REMAINS THEIRSELVES.
THE PLAYERS ARE IN A CIRCLE, LUCY
CALLS A MEMBER OUT, THAT PLAYER HAS TO
SAY ANOTHER PLAYER'S NAME. IF YOU SAY
YOUR NAME OR LUCY'S REAL NAME, THAT
PLAYER IS LUCY NOW AND THE PLAYERS
SWITCH POSITIONS.

Submitter comment: THIS GAME IS PLAYED AT PARTIES
WHEN EVERYONE IS DRINKING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): DRINKING GAME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Mental Activity

Date learned: 00001980S

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YOU CAN PLAY THIS GAME WITH ANY NUMBER OF PLAYERS. ONE
PERSON STARTS BY SAYING THE FIRST LETTER OF A WORD (T)
THAT HE IS THINKING OF (TREASURE). THE SECOND PERSON SAYS
THAT LETTER (T) PLUS ANOTHER ONE (E) WITH A WORD IN MIND
(TEACHER). THE NEXT PERSON ADDS ON TO TE WITH A LETTER (X)
IN MIND FOR HIS WORD TEXTURE. THE NEXT PERSON MUST ADD ON.
IF HE THINKS THE PREVIOUS PLAYER IS BLUFFING, BECAUSE HE
THINKS THE PREVIOUS PLAYER HAS NO WORD IN MIND FOR TEX, THE
PREVIOUS PLAYER MUST STATE HIS WORD(TEXTURE). THE PLAYER THAT
CHALLENGED NOW HAS A POINT BECAUSE HE COULD NOT THINK OF A
WORD THAT BEGAN WITH TEX AND THE OTHER PLAYER WAS NOT
BLUFFING. IF A PLAYER ENDS A WORD, SUCH AS G, GU, GUM,
BECAUSE HE COULD NOT THINK OF A LONGER WORD BEGINNING WITH
GU, THEN HE GETS A POINT. WHOEVER GETS TEN POINTS FIRST
IS THE LOSER OF THE GAME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Mental Activity

Date learned: 07-00-1985 ; 00-00-1970

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JUMP ROPE CHANT

EVERY TIME YOU JUMP, YOU HAVE TO SAY THE NAME OF A GIRL.
YOU CAN ALSO SAY NAMES OF BOYS, FRUITS, OR VEGETABLES.
IF YOU FAIL TO SAY A NAME, YOU MUST STOP JUMPING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Mental Activity

Date learned: 00-00-1971

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THE TURTLE CLUB

THE TURTLE CLUB IS A PRIVATE CLUB WHICH THE NIXON FAMILY
ALL ARE MEMBERS OF. THEY WAY TO BECOME A MEMBER IS WHEN YOU
ARE ASKED "ARE YOU A TURTLE?" YOU REPLY "YOU BET YOUR SWEET
ASS I'M A TURTLE." THE WAY TO STAY A MEMBER IS TO SAY THE
REPLY ANYTIME THE QUESTION IS ASKED.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A LITTLE GAME THE NIXONS PLAY AMONG THEMSELVES IN WHICH
THEY ASK EACH OTHER THE QUESTION AT MOST INOPPORTUNE OR
EMBARRASSING MOMENTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Mental Activity

Date learned: 00001975CA

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ZOOM

A GROUP OF PEOPLE WOULD SIT IN A CIRCLE AND EACH PERSON
WOULD SAY "ZOOM" GOING CLOCKWISE, SOMEONE WOULD SAY 'ERR'
(THE SOUND OF SCREECHING TIRES) THE DIRECTION WOULD
CHANGE AND EVERYONE WOULD SAY "ZOOM" COUNTER CLOCKWISE.
THIS WAS DONE TO A BEAT AND IF SOMEONE MISSED IT THEY
WERE MADE TO DRINK A BEER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Mental Activity

Date learned: 00001980S

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ZOOM

A GROUP OF PEOPLE WOULD SIT IN A CIRCLE AND EACH PERSON
WOULD COUNT OFF (THAT IS, 1,2,3,4) AND WHEN YOU CAME TO A NUMBER
THAT WAS A MULTIPLE OF SEVEN OR CONTAINED A 7 YOU WOULD
SAY "ZOOM" OR YOU WOULD LOSE AND BE MADE TO DRINK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Mental Activity

Date learned: 00001980S

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While traveling I used to play a game with whoever
was in the car with me. What we would do is have one
person start off with the phrase "I'm going to
California and I'm going to take a...". Then the
person would finish the phrase with a word beginning
with the first letter of the alphabet. Then the next
person would repeat what the first person said, but
also add a word beginning with the next letter of the
alphabet along with trying to remember all of the
previously listed items in order. If a person missed
an item, they lost or were counted "out" if more
than two were playing. If the whole alphabet went
without a winner, then it would begin with the letters
going backwards until there was a winner.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): Cumulative game

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Mental Activity
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Memory

Date learned: 00-00-1983

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