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Language Play Kissing Rhyme

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A version of this Kissing Rhyme goes as follows:

**** and **** sitting in a tree,
K - I - S - S - I - N - G,
First comes love, then comes marriage,
Then comes a baby, sleeping in the carriage.


At School 17

Field worker overheard these girls chanting this rhyme while sitting down and eating their lunch. Students observed had no consent forms so this could not be recorded. When asked about the rhyme, the three girls claimed that they chanted this rhyme as a way of expressing dislike for other students. At the time this was a girl who was annoying and a boy who was mean.

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