Ooh La! Ooh La! is an animated video by the band They Might Be Giants. It’s about Double Dutch jump roping
The phrase Double Dutch is old slang meaning “to talk nonsense”. It may be a coincidence, but the name Double Dutch makes sense in the context of this style jump roping because not only are there two (thus double) ropes, but kids also jump rope while chanting “nonsense”.
Here’s a video of They Might Be Giant’s song about Double Dutch. In it you can hear them singing some nonsense phrases from jump rope rhymes… though, as far as I can tell, many of the lines they made up themselves.
Here’s a quick video explaining how to Double Dutch… followed by bunch of FAILS!
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