The idea of these naughty rhymes infiltrating our collective consciousness in the days before the Internet fascinates me.
I spent the golden years of dirty jokes and naughty rhymes (7-14 years old) traveling around the US, and I remember hearing different versions of a lot of these sayings. Of course, my brother and I were like animals eating the seeds of “up your butt and around the corner” when we were in Florida and crapping them out once we arrived in California, but how else did these rhymes, sayings and parodies get around?
Were they invented independently? Was there some underground network of bush talk that passed these things around the youth networks?
I have no idea, but I love having the ability to collect these things and publish them for all to see.
Send me more rhymes, jokes and tricks you played on people in your early years. Especially if they’re variations on the things we already have on the site. Please include the city and state you lived in when you learned it.