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Old 10-11-2019, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by md2000 View Post
I heard the rhyme as a kid in the 1960's in Canada, and even then it was "...catch a tiger by the toe."
Ditto in New York State in the 1950's and 60's. I didn't know about the other version until much later; and then not from anyone using it, but from reading a reference to the Agatha Christie title modifications.

Probably depended a good bit on where you were, and to some extent on who you hung out with.

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