Why weasels go pop: behind the nursery rhymes

anntn6b(z6b TN)August 16, 2008

This is one of the neatest things I've read in a long time. For years I've wondered what the olde, olde rhymes meant. They are imbedded in my brain from child hood.

I never came close to guessing the reasons.

(Although the Black Death and Ring around the Rosey made me a little less likely to want to deciper them.)

Here is a link that might be useful: Pop goes the weasel

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AnneCecilia z5 MI

Thanks, Ann. My granddaughter who is going on 3 is just getting into these nursery rhymes like Ring around the Rosey. I knew the origin of that one (rather unpleasant thoughts) but I always wondered about the weasel. Fun link!

    Bookmark   August 17, 2008 at 12:43PM
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michaelalreadytaken

The though suddenly occurs to me that it's the ME equivalent of modern rap... spontaneous, instantaneous, reflective of the immediate circumstances and prevailing emotions.

Interesting.

Thank you.

M

    Bookmark   August 17, 2008 at 5:25PM
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zeffyrose_pa6b7(6b7)

Thanks Anne------It is always fun to learn something new----
Florence

    Bookmark   August 23, 2008 at 12:40PM
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