Friday, May 22, 2009

Olly Olly Oxen Free

Did you ever yell that while playing a game as a kid? I always wondered what it meant. Apparently it is a german saying "Alle, alle auch sind frei" which means "everybody is free." Makes a lot more sense now. I used to yell it when we were playing flashlight tag and I could see someone who was close to the base and I knew we could make it without the person who was "it" catching us. That had to be the best game ever! The saying brings back such fun memories.

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