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Our family has said "Rabbit Rabbit" on the first day of the month since 1958. There was a girl who worked in our office at that time who practiced the tradition since the the early forties. She told us that it came from "Alice in Wonderland". One time I was reading a "Mary Higgins Clark" novel and the main character used the phrase for good luck, but I cannot remember which novel. (from Somers CT)

- PatB on 12/2/2000

Wow Pat, Thanks for the vote ... Interesting, Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit is fewer but catching up. A fair number of Rabbit Rabbit as well. Amazing how far flung this silliness has spread over the globe! Yours is the oldest tale, especially the part of the early 40's! I don't think there is actually anything in Alice about saying this... Totally cool. Have you actually stuck with this since 58? Or just once or twice a year, like most of us? JB

Hey good to hear from you. Yes, we do say it every month! It took us a few months "to get going". Gloria was the girl who worked with us and she had a way of making sure everyone in the office responded with the phrase the first of every month. We have four sons who also have "brought the phrase to work". I send out a "Rabbit Rabbit" to many friends who answer back likewise. It does make people smile! BTW two sons work in Springfield MA

- PatB on 12/5/2000

It is a small world! I always use "Ask Jeeves" when I do the NY Times crossword puzzle every Sunday (my husband and I each have our own copies) I usually finish first, thanks to Jeeves! I also had to smile when he mentioned the astronauts because I suddenly remember one of the astronauts using "Rabbit Rabbit" on a shuttle that took off on the first of the month.....ummm I will have to ask Jeeves which shuttle that was. Thanks for keeping in touch.

- PatB on 12/5/2000

There was a man who entered a local paper's pun contest. He sent in ten different puns, in the hope that at least one of the puns would win. Unfortunately, no pun in ten did. Now that I have your attention, its Rabbit Rabbit time again.

- PatB on 2/1/2001

Watch out JB. April Fools Day is just around the corner! I vote for no "Bunny Bunny " just "Rabbit Rabbit" Have a good one!

- PatB on 3/18/2001

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