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"I spy with my little eye..."

Posted by ESC on January 07, 2006

In Reply to: "I spy with my little eye..." posted by Jacob on January 07, 2006

: "I spy with my little eye..."
: Could anyone explain to me the meaning of this wordplay? And what is the origin of this line?

: Thanks and greetings from Warsaw

It is (in the U.S.) a children's game that has spawned a series of books by Scholastic. (Go to and search under "I spy.") The books have pages full of images for the child to find.