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The lore and language of schoolchildren

Author: Iona Archibald Opie; Peter Opie
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, [1987], ©1959.
Series: Oxford paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at the superstitions, practices and beliefs, rhymes and chants, jokes, nicknames and juvenile slang that continue to flourish among children in England, Scotland and Wales. Iona and Peter Opie  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Folklore
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Iona Archibald Opie; Peter Opie
ISBN: 0192820591 9780192820594
OCLC Number: 15251823
Description: xviii, 417 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introductory --
Just for fun --
Wit and repartee --
Guile --
Riddles --
Parody and impropriety --
Topical rhymes --
Code of oral legislation --
Nicknames and epithets --
Unpopular children: jeers and torments --
Half-belief --
Children's calendar --
Occasional customs --
Some curiosities --
Friendship and fortune --
Partisanship --
The child and authority --
Pranks
Series Title: Oxford paperbacks.
Other Titles: Lore and language of school children.
Responsibility: by Iona and Peter Opie.
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