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"PURDIDDLE"

THIS GAME IS ALMOST ALWAYS PLAYED WHEN DRIVING AT NIGHT. THE
OBJECT OF THE GAME IS TO FIND CARS WITH ONE HEADLIGHT
INOPERABLE. WHENEVER ONE OF THE PLAYERS NOTICES A CAR WITH
ONE HEADLIGHT OUT, HE OR SHE SAYS "PURDIDDLE" AND POINTS TO THE CAR.
IF A BOY SAYS PURDIDDLE THEN ALL THE BOYS IN THE CAR OWE HIM A
BEER AND ALL THE GIRLS OWE HIM A KISS. IF A GIRL SAYS PURDIDDLE,
THEN ALL THE BOYS IN THE CAR OWE HER A KISS AND ALL THE GIRLS OWE
HER A BEER OR A MIXED DRINK (WHICHEVER SHE PREFERS).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): PERDIDDLE

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Pastime

Date learned: 00-00-1977

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