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Old 01-04-2013, 07:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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nagging question

Why the hell does the weasle go POP and why are we singing nursery rhymes to kids about exploding weasles?
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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according to a few different sources it originated in the U.K. and it's a cockney thing. Riddled with old as dirt slang that would have no real meaning today.

This was the least time consuming explanation to read.
Pop goes the Weasel nursery rhyme lyrics, origins and history

Something about not trusting the police and pawning your clothes.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The pocket full of rosey song is about the black plague killing everybody...
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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London Bridge isn't exactly a nice song either.
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The pocket full of rosey song is about the black plague killing everybody...
I thought it was posey and the holocaust.. oh well, apples and oranges I guess
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Walt Disney - The Truth About Mother Goose (1/2) - 1957 - YouTube
Part 1

Walt Disney - The Truth About Mother Goose (2/2) - 1957 - YouTube
Part 2

I don't think it includes the weasel, but you will get Mary Mary, London Bridge, and a few more.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:49 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Three wise men from Gotham, sailed to sea in a bowl.
If the bowl would have been stronger, this story would be longer.

That is by far the best one I've ever come across. My aunt gave a book of old nursery rhymes to my daughter a few years ago. They are all twisted and demented.
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sleeping beauty got knocked up gave birth both during her coma...
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childrens stories really arent meant for children are they...
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:39 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I think a lot of them were meant to scare kids into behaving. they were boogieman stories. For example, in the original story Hansel and Grettle got eaten. Lesson=don't go into the woods kids.
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