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Now it may be that the derivation of "hokey cokey" is from the "hic est enim" as Peter Kearney, spokesman for Keith Cardinal O'Brien, the head of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland, claims. But as Nancy Bartels, who by day is my managing editor at Control magazine, and who by night and on weekends, is the intrepid blogger of The Coffee Hour, said, "I think I'm going home now and see if I can find something hateful about ring around the rosie. Oh, wait. That's making fun of plague victims, I think. 9>)"
But in the interest of engendering some good old religious angst and controversy, Nancy went on to say, "Well, see, already you're going to start a fight. It's really the Hokey-Pokey that it's all about. All you people who believe that it's the Hokey-Cokey are wrong and are going to burn in hell and deserve to have hate crimes committed against you. You're apostate! So there!"