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  • noun Alternative spelling of golliwog. (The original spelling in 1895 had the double g.)

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  • noun a grotesque black doll


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  • She looks so desperately sad and frustrated with her sawdust puppet and golliwogg stroller situation!

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  • Then all look round, as well they may

    To see a horrid sight!

    The blackest gnome

    Stands there alone,

    They scatter in their fright.

    With kindly smile he nearer draws;

    Begs them to feel no fear.

    'What is your name?'

    Cries Sarah Jane;

    'The Golliwogg my dear.'

    Their fears allayed--each takes an arm,

    While up and down they walk;

    With sidelong glance

    Each tries her chance,

    And charms him with 'small talk'.

    - Bertha Upton & Florence K. Upton, The Adventure of Two Dutch Dolls and a 'Golliwogg', 1895.

    October 23, 2009

  • "Golliwog's Cakewalk" is a rather fun piano piece by Debussy.

    October 24, 2009