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  • "Bassag or Badhag, the game, played between two children, of slapping hand down upon hand. From Manx bass, the palm. In England the game is called 'Pat-a-cake,' and is played to a rhyme: 'Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man,' etc."

    —W. Walter Gill, Manx Dialect Words and Phrases, 1934

    April 23, 2009