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July 27, 2004

Nursery Rhymes

The lyrics and origins of nursery rhymes.

Many of the words and nursery rhymes lyrics were used to parody the royal and political events of the day, direct dissent would often be punishable by death!

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 27, 2004 08:36 AM

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I fear some of this is folk etymology. Snopes examines a common example here.

Posted by: ***Dave at July 27, 2004 04:30 PM

Oops! I should have looked at this one more carefully.

Posted by: Flea at July 27, 2004 04:34 PM