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The print series Primer uses childlike drawings as a background for text from contemporary news articles. The articles are then redacted to spell out nursery rhymes, highlighting where the themes running through current events have parallels with the teaching rhymes that have been passed down for generations.

An example of how this works can be seen in Eeny Meeny, which uses a rhyme with a surprising pedigree. It was originally Scottish and medieval, and the first line, "eeny meeny miny moe," which seems like nonsense, is actually a corruption of the Latin phrase "inimicus animo" or "enemy of the spirit." The text then referred to catching the "dark one," or the devil, by the toe, so the key to understanding the rhyme is that the devil is often described as having cloven hooves. If you catch someone by the toe and he hollers, he has a real toe instead of a hoof, so you know he's not the devil and you can let him go. Because over time the original word for "dark one" became an extremely offensive racial slur, it was later replaced with alternatives such as the "tiger" used here.

Pairing this rhyme with a contemporary article on the debate over waterboarding points out that even today it's difficult to determine who our enemies are and whether we consider them less human than ourselves.