My sister, in an exchange with my inventive nephew, who is eight:
Da Neice asked why the call and response game was called "Marco Polo." I
was about to answer ("I don't know,") when Da Nephew jumped in.
"It's because when they were exploring North America -- "
"China!" I said.
"I mean, Africa -- "
"China!!" I said.
"They had an Indian guide -- "
"Seriously, you're thinking of Lewis and Clark!" I said.
"They would get separated and Polo would yell 'Marco' and Marco would
yell 'Polo,' and then they could find each other," he finished
"You make me crazy," I said.