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The Australian Mathematics Teacher
The following incomplete rhyme is popular in our neighbourhood:
First the worst, second the best,
Third the one with the hairy chest (wedding dress).
Fourth the golden eagle ...
By Thomas Farber
Hopewell, NJ: Ecco Press
“Last one in’s a rotten egg. First is the worst, second is the best, third is the one with the polka dot dress.”
By K.M. Bourgeois
Xlibris Corporation (Xlibris.com)
First is the worst. Second is the best. Third is the one with the treasure chest.
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>did u hear that gril who said that #2 was the best and #1 was the worst?!
>at that one
Yeah I heard that. Hmm… I used to say that in third grade. “First is theworst, second is the best, third is the one with the hairy chest.”
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I think an other proverb goes something like this: “First is the worst, second is the best, third is the one with the hairy chest!”
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another newbie question?
My kids are always saying this: “First is the worst, second is the best, third is the one with the treasure chest.” I have no *idea* what it all means, but I can tell you it’s the precursor to all sorts of screaming and tussling, lol!
Law of the Playground
First the worst / Second the best / Third the one with the hairy chest
Fourth the king / Fifth the queen / Sixth the one in the washing machine.
In this version, finishing third is even more desirable than second to boys, so any boy winning a race would stop just before the finish, and wrestle two of his opponents over the line before him. Girls unable to finish in the first two places would have to slow down and settle for fifth. The sixth position carried no real threat, however, as any cries of “you’re the one in the washine machine” could be met with the unarguable comeback, “no, I’m not”.
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Explorations in Creative Writing
By Kevin Brophy
Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press
20 March 1987
‘First is worst, second is best and third is the golden princess’ — children’s subversive rhyme.
First is the Worst
Any time kids at my school were in a race to get somewhere, the winner would be taken down a peg with the following:
“First is the worst,
second’s the best
third is a nerd
in the polka dot dress”
She and her friends didn’t invent this, of course; even the “zero’s the hero” bit has been going around for years. The “third” in other versions was often “the hairy princess” or “the one with the hairy chest.”
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First is the worst,
second’s the best
third is a Russian in a sausage fest...