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We dug deep to try and find out the origins of the classic children's song comes from - and the are surprising! Ask any Glaswegian - or Scottish person for that matter - to name a nursery rhyme and the chances are they will recite to you verbatim in a heartbeat the one about Skinny Malinky Long Legs and his disastrous trip to the pictures. It's a nursery rhyme that Glasgow mums, d and grannies and grand have been reciting to young nippers sat on their knees and in playgrounds and streets since time immemorial alongside other classic old Tenement songs such as Ally bally, Does Yer Maw Drink Wine?

And with curiosity getting the better of us, we thought we'd try and figure out where the song came from in the first place - other than the fact that Skinny Malinky is used in Scotland, Ireland and other places - to describe a person who is thin or 'lanky'. Apparently the children's song first appeared in print in the late 19th century and is had its origins in the Doric dialect of the north east of Scotland - coming from 'skinny mannikie' or 'skinny little man' to describe someone who is 'painfully' thin.

The term has even made it across the Atlantic from Scotland and Ireland, with New Yorkers believed to refer to a skinny person as a 'Skinny Balink' and a variety of other spellings present such as 'Merink', 'Merrink' and 'Marink' across America.

Skinny malink big banana feet

But believe it or not, while the story itself might have its origins in the Doric dialect, the word 'malink' or 'malinky' actually comes from the Russian language - with adjective 'malenky' meaning 'small' or 'young' depending on the context in which the speaker is using it. One post on the interesting thread suggests that Scots from the north east started using it after coming into contact with Russian sailors perhaps while working at sea. With the 'malenky' close to the Scots 'lanky' it was then absorbed into speak or adopted over time, before ending up as things tend to do in the streets and in the school playground.

Skinny malink big banana feet

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