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What are Little Boys Made of

What are little boys made of ?
Snips and snails, and puppy dog tails,
That's what little boys are made of.

What are little girls made of ?
Sugar and spice, and everything nice,
That's what little girls are made of.



In the first Mother Goose printed in 1916, the idiom was "Snaps and snails, and puppy click tails. In the UK, more usually "Slugs and snails, and puppy dogs tails. Other popular variations admit "Snakes and snails" and "Frogs and snails. Or "Sugar and spice, and all matters good.

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