Sunday, June 15, 2008

I SPY with my little EYE ;)

Fathers Day was a HIT here
The game I Spy originated in the early 20th century. It remains a common pastime played by children - albeit often initiated by adults to occupy bored children on car journeys and the like. One person secretly choose an object that they can 'spy with their little eye' and the others take turns to guess the name of the object.
The game spawned a highly successful series of I-SPY spotter's guide books made for British children. These were very popular in the 1950s and 1960s.
The word "SPAWNED" and this POST made me Laugh
The guessing game was preceded by another children's game called I Spy (or Hy Spy). This was a variant of what is now called Hide and Seek and was known in the UK from the 18th century. John Brand refers to it in his History and antiquities of the town and county of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1789:
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PS I like FROGS...

6 comments:

Fausto J. Pena, Jr. said...

Happy Fathers Day

Old Wom Tigley said...

Excellent post... I would never have guessed you liked frogs.. ha!

Julie said...

Me either! lol Great pix today!

guild-rez said...

me too.. I love frogs..
But Max our cat loves to catch them if he can:-))
Wonderful pictures from your garden and very enjoyable post.
Thank you for all your comments and visits. Some of my posts are pre-scheduled. I love to go hiking and right now it is good time to do that.
-cheers Gisela

Alyssa said...

The pictures of the koi are beautiful.And the frogs are cute too. I like toads and frogs. Hope some make a home at our tiny pond this year. It sounds like you had a great Father's Day celebration. Wonderful!

dot said...

A nice bunch of pictures! I bet there is a handsome prince sitting around your house too. (You did kiss the frog, didn't you??)