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BASE STICKERS

IN GAMES OF TAG AND OTHER GAMES WHERE THERE IS AN
ESTABLISHED FREE BASE, THOSE PLAYERS WHO REFUSED
TO VENTURE FAR FROM THE BASE WERE USUALLY
YELLED AT A LOT AND LABELED "BASE STICKERS,"
SOCIAL OUTCASTS. THEY WERE USUALLY THE FAT,
SLOW KIDS.

Submitter comment: AS IN THE CASE IN MANY OF THESE EXAMPLES, THE
SOURCE OF THIS COLLECTION IS NOT REMEMBERED.

Where learned: WASHINGTON DC

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Pastime
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Pastime
SPEECH -- Game Pastime Sport

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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