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Rojo
04-28-2010, 06:35 PM
From grade school, anyone remember those folded paper things girls made (usually girls) that they'd hold with their fingers and open like a mouth. You'd pick a number and they'd do the mouth thingee and then reach in to open a flap to reveal who you were going to marry or whatever.

They're real hard to describe. Anyone know what I'm talking about? Is there a name for them?

westofyou
04-28-2010, 06:42 PM
Fortune tellers

or..cootie catcher, scrunchie, chatterbox

KronoRed
04-28-2010, 07:02 PM
Those things were mesmerizing.

Raisor
04-28-2010, 07:12 PM
Those things were mesmerizing.

the girls?

edabbs44
04-28-2010, 07:16 PM
I believe the appropriate name is "future telling device". At least that's what they call it in Colorado.

BuckeyeRed27
04-28-2010, 08:11 PM
Never touched one. They were full of kooties.

Rojo
04-28-2010, 09:08 PM
Fortune tellers

or..cootie catcher, scrunchie, chatterbox

Ah, ok. I knew that "fortune teller" would google too much. So I tried "paper fortune teller"

http://www.diyplanner.com/files/fortune_teller_paper.jpg

Falls City Beer
04-28-2010, 09:22 PM
Cootie catcher was the proper nomenclature in 70's Ohio/Kentucky

SunDeck
04-28-2010, 09:53 PM
Cootie Catcher. Totally.
And they were for girls.

texasdave
04-28-2010, 11:15 PM
Remember them? Sure thing. And I still believe I am going to marry Carla Weber and become President of the United States some day.

reds44
04-29-2010, 03:58 AM
Cootie catcher in the late 90's/early 00's.

RANDY IN INDY
04-29-2010, 09:28 AM
Cootie catcher was the proper nomenclature in 70's Ohio/Kentucky

......and West Virginia.

GIDP
04-29-2010, 09:30 AM
Chatterbox

Unassisted
04-29-2010, 10:58 AM
Those were Fortune Tellers in my part of 1970s Ohio.

Chip R
04-29-2010, 11:31 AM
I honestly can't remember what we called them but none of those sounds familiar.

westofyou
04-29-2010, 11:54 AM
I honestly can't remember what we called them but none of those sounds familiar.

yeah, we had em Michigan... but I don't know what we called them, neither does my wife who tramped many a playground on the eastside in the 70's.

Rojo
04-29-2010, 02:32 PM
I honestly can't remember what we called them but none of those sounds familiar.

Me too. Fortune teller makes sense but doesn't ring a bell. Cootie catcher sounds vaguely familiar but makes absolutely no sense.

RichRed
04-29-2010, 02:47 PM
I never knew what they were called either but it was just one in a long list of things girls did that I didn't understand. Over the years, I've only improved marginally in that respect.