Friday, July 25, 2008

You know what? The world is innately evil. HONEST. What other explanation is there for nursery rhymes of the following kind-

1.Rock-a-bye, baby
In the treetop
When the wind blows
The cradle will rock
When the bough breaks
The cradle will fall
And down will come baby
Cradle and all

And I suppose baby gives a gurgle of delight and settles back comfortably into his soft, polka-dotted blankies. Awww.

2.Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the King's horses
And all the king's men.
Cannot put Humpty Dumpty
Together again.

You know why, Humpty? Because the when the king's men were little, they learnt up pointless, morbid nursery rhymes instead of playing with building blocks or mechano sets.

3. Ten Little Indians going out to dine;
One went and choked his little self and then there were nine.
Nine Little Indian Boys sat up very late;
One overslept himself and then there were eight.
Eight Little Indian Boys traveling to Devon;
One got left behind and then there were seven.
Seven Little Indian boys playing with a hive;
A bumblebee stung one and then there were five.
Five Little Indian boys going in for law;
One got in chancery and then there were four.
Four Little Indian boys going out to sea;
A red herring swallowed one and then there were three.
Three Little Indian boys walking to the zoo;
A big bear hugged one and then there were two.
Two Little Indian boys playing with a gun;
One shot the other and then there was one.
One little Indian boy left all alone;
He went and hanged himself
…and then there were none.

Need I say more?


Aaaand....

as for our nostalgia-inducing ring-a-ring of rosies, it's about the Black Death. Also known as the Great Plague.

Ring a ring o' rosies
(The symptoms of the plague included a raised red rash on the skin.)
A pocketful of posies
(A pouch of sweet smelling herbs or posies were carried due to the belief that the disease was transmitted by bad smells.)
"Atishoo, Atishoo"
(violent sneezing was another effect of the plague.)
We all fall down!
(we die.)

To whoever composed these little bundles of joy and attempted to sabotage our childhood with them-
ARE YOU EMO????????

5 beep/s:

Doubletake, Doublethink. said...

ding dong bell
*pussy's* in the well
who put her *in*?
little tommy *thin*
who pulled her *out*?
little tommy *stout*


and we learnt this stuff in nursery school *disgusted look* me agrees.

azuria said...
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azuria said...

ankita n i discussed all the nursery rhymes yesterday...london bridge , baa baa black sheep , ring a ring of...humpty dumpty...rock a bye..yeah and so on..

they're so...creepy. and twisted.
now i HAVE to finish the black death story.
thanks ^^

and yeah...i don't think they were emo(barring some..or half)...it was just the times.

and let's not forget the 3 blind "mice"!!!

Death On Two Legs said...

oh yes! the 3 blind mice and london bridge....the happy-bouncy tunes to them make it worse, don't you think?

azuria said...

ahan ahan!!!! *nods vigorously*