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Is the nursery rhyme "Ring Around The Rosie" about the Holocaust or the Black Plague?

CサïCサï xχx 2009/03/20 23:51:50
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the Black Plague
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ive heard both ways, and i just wanna kno which one wins
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  • CassiMcnamara 2010/06/10 21:51:39
    the Black Plague
    CassiMcnamara
    +4
    Lizzie Borden had an ax
    she gave her mother 40 whacks
    and then when she saw what she had done
    she gave her father 41
    I mean these kids love this song, My grandma sang that song when she was jumping rope.

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  • CassiMcnamara 2010/06/10 21:51:39
    the Black Plague
    CassiMcnamara
    +4
    Lizzie Borden had an ax
    she gave her mother 40 whacks
    and then when she saw what she had done
    she gave her father 41
    I mean these kids love this song, My grandma sang that song when she was jumping rope.
  • CサïCサï xχx CassiMc... 2010/06/11 02:53:13
  • BRandi09 2010/01/01 19:17:18
    Undecided
    BRandi09
    +3
    I've heard both....The black plague because it has all the symptoms down and then later they applied it to the holocaust because the posies were symbolizing the tablets they dropped down to gas them and the ashes were them being burned and of course the all fall down part would be them all dying...It's all more clear with the black plague. Even though the tune was after the plague and before the holocaust it could still be about them two.
  • Vic~*PHAET*~ 2009/07/10 16:19:37
    the Black Plague
    Vic~*PHAET*~
    We learned about it in my world history course one year; lol. Each of the lines had a symbolic meaning about the Plague. I can't remember what though, sorry.
  • Christy 2009/04/21 20:02:47
    the Black Plague
    Christy
    +1
    Actually, it originated as "achoo, achoo, we all fall down." Apparently, sudden, violent sneezing was a symptom of The Plague, and when it occurred, death was almost immediately following. They did burn some of the bodies, but most were put into mass graves or dumped into large bodies of water.
  • CサïCサï xχx Christy 2009/04/24 22:24:37
  • tay 2009/03/21 22:03:55
    the Black Plague
    tay
    +1
    well, thats what i heard...

    in order to prevent the plague from spreading they'd burn the bodies (ashes ashes) and back in the dark ages, they'd always put a few posies outside the door of the dying
  • stalkerbitch 2009/03/21 08:31:25
    the Black Plague
    stalkerbitch
    +1
    i heard the black plaque
  • bccxcc 2009/03/21 01:23:05
    the Black Plague
    bccxcc
    +1
    it's about the plague
  • CサïCサï xχx bccxcc 2009/03/21 13:03:49
  • bccxcc CサïCサï xχx 2009/03/21 13:07:31
    bccxcc
    +1
    anytime!
  • CサïCサï xχx bccxcc 2009/03/21 13:10:01
  • runningintriangles 2009/03/21 01:18:39
    the Black Plague
    runningintriangles
    +1
    It was always about the Plague, who on earth said it was about the Holocaust? This nursery rhyme was written long before then... plus, how can you even relate the two? It fits perfectly with the Plague.
  • CサïCサï xχx running... 2009/03/21 01:20:26
  • running... CサïCサï xχx 2009/03/21 01:22:32
    runningintriangles
    Not a very good history teacher, apparently. Part of my family is Polish, and they suffered through the Holocaust (being Jewish and all), and not once in all my research on WWII and the Holocaust have I ever come across the two being related. Not once has anyone in my family mentioned it either... how did he say it related? I mean, what would it have to do with it?
  • CサïCサï xχx running... 2009/03/21 13:04:30
  • Tirza_C 2009/03/21 00:46:20
    the Black Plague
    Tirza_C
    +2
    ring around the rosy is what your skin would look like
    pocket full of poesy is believed to protect you from it
    ashes ashes is from burning the dead
    we all fall down is everyone is dead
  • evil_sarah 2009/03/21 00:40:13
    the Black Plague
    evil_sarah
    +1
    It's about the plague because they used to give children roses to put in their pockets as they thought it kept the plague away from them. Sadly it didn't.
  • CサïCサï xχx evil_sarah 2009/03/21 00:41:19
  • ~sky~ 2009/03/21 00:38:15
  • CサïCサï xχx ~sky~ 2009/03/21 00:39:58
  • ~sky~ CサïCサï xχx 2009/03/21 00:50:08
  • CサïCサï xχx ~sky~ 2009/03/21 00:53:36
  • ~sky~ CサïCサï xχx 2009/03/21 00:55:04
  • CサïCサï xχx ~sky~ 2009/03/21 00:59:58
  • ~sky~ CサïCサï xχx 2009/03/21 01:01:51
  • CサïCサï xχx ~sky~ 2009/03/21 01:02:52
  • ~sky~ CサïCサï xχx 2009/03/21 01:15:17
  • CサïCサï xχx ~sky~ 2009/03/21 01:16:42
  • ~sky~ CサïCサï xχx 2009/03/21 01:22:43
  • kevracer 2009/03/21 00:16:46
    the Black Plague
    kevracer
    +2
    Neither! It first appeared in print in 1881; but it is reported that a version was already being sung to the current tune in the 1790s. After the plague and before the Holocaust
  • CサïCサï xχx kevracer 2009/03/21 00:18:03
  • Ash 2009/03/21 00:12:27
    the Black Plague
    Ash
    +1
    i learned the same thng manda said from my history teacher
  • CácaMilis 2009/03/21 00:03:53
    None of the above
    CácaMilis
    +1
    o.O Where you reading the feature Y!A question? Haha I was and in reading it learned that it's meaning has been lost in time. I thought it was about the Plague twenty minutes ago.
  • CサïCサï xχx CácaMilis 2009/03/21 00:07:12
  • CácaMilis CサïCサï xχx 2009/03/21 00:13:08
    CácaMilis
    http://answers.yahoo.com/ques...
    One answer said Ring around the Rosie was about the Black Death but someone in the comments linked to a Snopes article saying it wasn't and I trust Snopes :D
  • CサïCサï xχx CácaMilis 2009/03/21 00:35:53
  • CácaMilis CサïCサï xχx 2009/03/21 00:52:02
    CácaMilis
    +1
    Snopes.com is a website that tells me whether a rumor is true or not :)
  • CサïCサï xχx CácaMilis 2009/03/21 00:55:02
  • scarecrow-Aus Cattle Dogs rule 2009/03/21 00:00:40
    the Black Plague
    scarecrow-Aus Cattle Dogs rule
    +1
    Has NOTHING to do with the Holocaust. I scrolled down a bit just now and "MANDA" has the EXACT CORRECT answer.:):):)

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