Tag Archives: Hand-game


Slide

Background: Informant is a 22 year old male who has lived in California his whole life. Main Piece: Interviewer: Did you play any hand games that were not based off of a musical riddle? Informant: Yes, I remember playing a hand game called Slide. Well at least thats what we called it in school. Interviewer:… Continue Reading »

Ms. Lucy Nursery Rhyme

Context: The informants are brothers A, 19, and B, 15. This transcription was taken from an argument between the brothers over the “correct” words to the nursery rhyme about “Ms. Lucy.” The nursery rhyme is used mostly as a schoolyard game, sometimes accompanied by a hand-game the brothers tell me, but in their argument they… Continue Reading »

French hand game

The informant is my 19-year-old friend from my French high school. Though she currently lives in New York, she grew up in Germany, and her family is Moroccan. I asked her what games, songs, or rhymes she remembered from growing up, and she volunteered this hand game that is commonly played in French elementary schools…. Continue Reading »