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Dave Cragg
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From: Merseyside, Great Britain
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 - posted June 16, 2008 12:35 PM      Profile for Dave Cragg   Email Dave Cragg   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I was wondering were this term from my childhood came from; usually used for poeple who didn't have a weight problem!
Just googled it and found about 5 mentions, all in the U.S., although none mentioned its source.
Can any of our American friends help me; was he/she a cartoon character?


Wide eyed novice.

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Kevin Faulkner
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From: Essex UK
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 - posted June 17, 2008 03:53 AM      Profile for Kevin Faulkner         Edit/Delete Post 
Never heard that one before. Kev.

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Stewart McSporran
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From: Glasgow, Scotland
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 - posted June 17, 2008 04:20 PM      Profile for Stewart McSporran   Email Stewart McSporran   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Can't say it rings any bells as far as cartoon characters go.

In this part of the world we had a very similar sounding rhyme we used to chant to unfortunates in the playground:

"Skinny malinky long legs, big banana feet."

I can't remember the rest, but I know the rhyme for feet is greet (as in cry).

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