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Why is the game cat's cradle called that?

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Why is the game cat’s cradle called that?
It is thought to be a corruption of cratch-cradle, or the manger cradle in which baby Jesus was laid (cratch standing for creche, French for “rack” or “manger”), but this is only conjecture on the part of linguists.

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