Eeny, meenie, miney, Mo

by Maureen McCabe on May 4, 2011

NaBloPoMo May 2011

Maybe 2011

eeny, meenie, miney,  mo… or Mo.

Is that spelled right?  Spell check does not think so.

Wikipedia uses ” “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe” The “moe” is just wrong to me.    Wikipedia says it can be spelled many different ways.

Today’s prompt for  Nablopomo is about making decisions.  The nursery rhyme is about making decisions.  When it really, really doesn’t matter like in a child’s game you can choose by saying  “Eeny, meenie, miny mo.”

Here’s one version of “Eeny, meenie, miny mo.”  Kind of a cross between what is in Wikipedia and what I remember as a kid.  We were not able to say the version that was a racial slur but I remember neighborhood kids who did.

Eeny, meeny, miny, mo,
Catch a monkey by the toe.
If it hollers let him go,
Eeny, meeny, miny, mo.
My mother told me to pick the very best one,
And that is Y-O-U”

P.S.  I am MoInColumbusOH on Twitter.



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