"Monkey in the middle."

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on March 29, 2007

In Reply to: "Monkey in the middle." posted by Russell on March 29, 2007

: I have a friend that referred to playing keep away as playing "Monkey in the middle." She was shocked that I had never heard that used before, anyone have any ideas og where this came from? She is from upstate New York, maybe it's a regional thing?

Is that the same as Pig in the Middle in England? - i.e. a game in which two or more people throw a ball around, while the player in the middle (the "pig") tries to catch it? (VSD)