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Re: Feign lights

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on May 11, 2008 at 21:35

In Reply to: Feign lights posted by Bev on May 11, 2008 at 20:39:

: When children are playing and want time out we used to say "feign lights" or (maybe it was fein or fain, not sure of spelling) does anyone know the origin of this phrase. I remember we used to cross our fingers too.

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