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Re: Johnny Pumps

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Posted by Saul Weber on Sunday, December 2nd 2018:

In Reply to: Johnny Pumps posted by Mike K on Sunday, December 2nd 2018:

"JOHNNIES" was the nickname for fire hydrants which got installed in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn" starting around 1808.

In the street game, "Johnny on the Pony", the first guy who began the line
of guys bent over to trying to hold up the other guys jumping on top of them grabbed onto [hugged] the fire hydrant.

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