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December 15th, 2008
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From:simont
Date:December 15th, 2008 12:46 pm (UTC)
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That's very funny, but what has it got to do with ping-pong? :-)
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From:atreic
Date:December 15th, 2008 12:54 pm (UTC)
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The first version of the song which we traditionally used for warm-ups was

"Papa's got a head like a ping pong ball"

Thus leading to it being known as the Ping Pong Song.
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From:simont
Date:December 15th, 2008 01:01 pm (UTC)
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Ah, I see. That'd explain why "ping pong" works so well in the "ping pong ping pong ping pong ping pong" bit :-)

(I was faintly hoping that there might turn out to be an etymology which involved some sort of complex part-singing and the tune ping-ponging back and forth between singers, but perhaps I'm thinking of a kind of song suited to far more sensible and/or sober performers ;-)
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From:taimatsu
Date:December 15th, 2008 02:04 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I always heard it as "Poppy" and then associated that with Nick's Poppy Yoghurt.
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