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Your understanding may be that it was "itsy-bitsy," "eensy-weensy," "itty-bitty," incy-wincy," or even "inky-dinky." What on earth am I talking about, and which description are you convinced is the correct one?

Question #63926. Asked by lanfranco.

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fastfinge
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Why it's the itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka-dot bikini That she wore for the first time today.

Mar 25 2006, 5:35 PM
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lanfranco
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Cute idea, but not the right one. I'm thinking of something with which most of us became familiar long before we ever thought about bikinis. (Or, at least, I hope so.)

Mar 25 2006, 5:39 PM
peasypod
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Mar 25 2006, 5:51 PM
peasypod
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....and it's incy-wincy, of course. ;)

Mar 25 2006, 5:52 PM
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lanfranco
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lanfranco
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The arachnid is the right answer, peasy, so a yay!

However, I was inspired to ask this question when the Maven and I discovered, after umpteen years of marriage, that in my experience, the arachnid was "itsy-bitsy," but he'd always known it as "inky-dinky." (I'm convinced that's a regionalism peculiar to a certain area on the U.S. east coast.)

I started to do some research on this and was astonished by the variations ....

Mar 25 2006, 5:58 PM
peasypod
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Y-e-e-e-s, inky-dinky, in my experience, refers to 'a very dark person'.......Morbid personality perhaps? ;)

Mar 25 2006, 6:09 PM
wajo
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It might have something to do with geography but I'm in complete agreement with Peasy ... incy-wincy is correct.

Mar 25 2006, 9:11 PM
kaylofgorons
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"The itsy-bitsy spider climbed--" I learned it in school or from Sesame Street. I have never even heard it any other way...

Poor spider, I've never described him correctly in my life.

Mar 25 2006, 9:47 PM
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