is “bagsy” in the dictionary? - gotta love these quaint old british(?) words - kids made-up words?! - “dibs” is similar, ‘cept perhaps a bit more polite - certainly preferable to the ugly uncouth american equivalents(?): yoink, gank, pwn… - anyway, i actually just said: “mine?!”, more as a statement than a question, when seeing the li’l golly in progress on mrs brown’s work table - and, yes, needless t’say the japanese have a similar expression - tho i don’t know how common it is (or even if originally japanese) despite being delightfully neat - in fact it’s more of a gesture (and again most likely invented by kids) which entails licking (or just pretend licking) your forefinger, then wiping it down the desired object to claim it, with (or without) the proclamation: “mine!” - the presumption being no one else will want it after you’ve defiled it

my collection : )