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Old 13 September 2012, 04:24 AM
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FWIW, my father would repeat this UL-sounding tale that his mother (my grandmother) told him. In Poland between the wars, my grandmother's mother worked as a nanny to a Jewish family. When their babies cried, they wouldn't do anything to pacify them. Quite the contrary - they were encouraged to cry and even pinched, to have them cry louder and longer, until they were too tired to cry and just fell asleep, exhausted. Encouraging this crying and wailing was the way to develop a good singing voice later in life. Quite the opposite of the notion that a crying child must be pacified...
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