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    So what do you call those things?

    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?
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    Re: So what do you call those things?

    Fortune tellers

    or..cootie catcher, scrunchie, chatterbox

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    Re: So what do you call those things?

    Those things were mesmerizing.
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    Re: So what do you call those things?

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Those things were mesmerizing.
    the girls?
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: So what do you call those things?

    I believe the appropriate name is "future telling device". At least that's what they call it in Colorado.

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    Re: So what do you call those things?

    Never touched one. They were full of kooties.

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    Re: So what do you call those things?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Fortune tellers

    or..cootie catcher, scrunchie, chatterbox
    Ah, ok. I knew that "fortune teller" would google too much. So I tried "paper fortune teller"

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    Re: So what do you call those things?

    Cootie catcher was the proper nomenclature in 70's Ohio/Kentucky

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    Re: So what do you call those things?

    Cootie Catcher. Totally.
    And they were for girls.
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    Re: So what do you call those things?

    Remember them? Sure thing. And I still believe I am going to marry Carla Weber and become President of the United States some day.

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    Re: So what do you call those things?

    Cootie catcher in the late 90's/early 00's.

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    Re: So what do you call those things?

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Cootie catcher was the proper nomenclature in 70's Ohio/Kentucky
    ......and West Virginia.
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    Re: So what do you call those things?

    Chatterbox

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    Re: So what do you call those things?

    Those were Fortune Tellers in my part of 1970s Ohio.
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    Re: So what do you call those things?

    I honestly can't remember what we called them but none of those sounds familiar.
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