Friday, February 24, 2006

Toys I would (and sometimes do) play with today

1. Legos
2. Play-Doh
3. Shrinky Dinks
4. Fashion Plates
5. Sidewalk Chalk
6. Crayons
7. Slinky
8. Yo-yo
9. Jacks
10. Almost any remote control vehicle
11. Spirograph
12. Silly Putty

When I was compiling the links for this list, I noticed this at the top of the Play-Doh link:

"For the Greek Philosopher Plato, see Plato."

The idea that arrangements have been made for those who might confuse Plato with Play-Doh

tickles my fancy
Appeal to one, be to one's liking. This term uses fancy in the sense of “liking” or “taste.” [Second half of 1700s]
"tickle one's fancy." The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992. 24 Feb. 2006.