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Put a pebble in your shoe

Posted by ESC on September 18, 2007

In Reply to: Put a pebble in your shoe posted by Beth on September 18, 2007

: "If you want to forget about your troubles, put a pebble in your shoe." Does anyone know the origin or practice of this phrase? I would like to know this, so I can apply it to the Godspell song By My Side, that says that she'll put a pebble in her shoe and "I shall call the pebble Dare", etc. I've been all over the internet and cannot find an answer.... it's making me crazy. Ideas anyone?

Sounds like an old proverb or saying. Meaning if there is an irritant, it will take your mind off your troubles. Perfect example: children.