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Why did Jack have to jump over the candle stick..is he the same Jack who fell down the hill?

Sister Jean 2008/11/13 19:55:25
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  • vote mobile lady time to CYA 2008/11/13 19:59:07
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    vote mobile lady time to CYA
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    He is a boy, therefore he willing to risk life and limb over some miscreat brain cell that told him he could complete the foolish task. Hopefully he did not singe anything of importance.

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  • doppler 2009/04/06 18:45:33
    None of the above
    doppler
    cause the mother-in-law was blocking the door,so over the stick,out the window.
  • Wolfy 2008/11/19 16:42:46
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    Wolfy
    "Jack Be Nimble":
    Post-17th Century, England

    This nursery rhyme has its roots in Britain where it was an old game and a means of peering into the future. In this seventeenth century game, a lighted candle was placed in the center of a room. If you were able to jump over the flame without extinguishing it, you were supposed to be assured good fortune for the following year.

    http://www.interestinghistory...

    Jack Be Nimble is a nursery rhyme. Suggestions about its origins are: it is related to a marriage ceremony; it celebrates the escapes of a pirate; or it is about a religious choice which could have led to burning at the stake.

    Another tradition holds that the Jack be Nimble nursery rhyme refers to the Yellow Fever (also called the yellow jack fever), which was believed to be kept at bay by flames. Candles would be put at the bedsides of children to keep the fever away.

    It is also suggested that "jumping over a candlestick" was a way of foretelling the future. If the candle stayed lit, good luck should follow, whereas if it went out, bad luck would follow.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
  • Scoop 2008/11/14 01:57:09
    None of the above
    Scoop
    +3
    No. You see, Jack Benimble, fell down the hill. Jack Bequick jumped the candlestick. It gets confusing, I know. jack benimble hill jack bequick jumped candlestick confusing
    Once you live in fairyland for a while, you catch on...
  • master of da ninja hugz 2008/11/14 00:51:35
    Undecided
    master of da ninja hugz
    +1
    I dunno, but if so then that kid has the worst luck ever ^_^
  • Geezertalk 2008/11/14 00:14:07
    None of the above
    Geezertalk
    +4
    Well, a forensic examination of the lyrics to the nursery rhymes reveal the following: Jack was nimble; and Jack was quick. Therefore, he possessed the necessary prerequisites for candle-stick jumping. Much like Sir Edmund Hillary, who reputedly claimed that he scaled the summit of Mount Everest "because it was there", no doubt dear Jack jumped the candle-stick for a similar reason "because it was there". Or he could just have been hot-dogging it to impress Jill (as men often do to impress women) before Jill lured him up the hill to fetch the water and then knocked Jack on his keister, precipitating his dangerous roll down the hill, when Jack got fresh with her at the well. Of course, Jill tripped and ended up tumbling down the hill into the haystack with Jack anyway. And after that, even though they were both smiling broadly, neither was talking. :)
  • Scoop Geezertalk 2008/11/14 01:59:44
  • Ready F... Geezertalk 2008/11/16 19:55:41 (edited)
    Ready For Change !
    +1
    Geezertalk, you kill me dude....ya kill me...............!!!!!!!

    geezertalk kill dude ya kill
  • J 2008/11/13 23:02:00 (edited)
    None of the above
    J
    +3
    Content removed from this racist site.
  • Sister ... J 2008/11/13 23:06:54
    Sister Jean
    +4
    put in thumb and pukked out a thumb pukked
  • Scoop J 2008/11/14 02:02:25
    Scoop
    +3
    Yo! Jodie- That would be Jack Horner. He really liked his corner.... yo jodie- jack horner corner
  • Nernie 2008/11/13 23:01:15 (edited)
    None of the above
    Nernie
    +3
    Why Jack Jumped over the candle stick ?

    I think it was the only way out of the corner, he slipped on his plum on the way up the hill to see Jill , to get his Lean meat, Jill was his wife who could eat no lean!
  • Sister ... Nernie 2008/11/13 23:03:40 (edited)
    Sister Jean
    +5
    yes,so many Jack he's like Eve who had so many person yesso jack eve person
  • Decahedron~~The Frozen Flame ♂ 2008/11/13 22:44:13
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    Decahedron~~The Frozen Flame ♂
    +3
    Jack could eat no fat - his wife could eat no lean - so he ate the beanstalk
  • Nernie Decahed... 2008/11/13 23:13:05
    Nernie
    +3
    That's right, I had forgoten, that, my mind went SPRAT !
  • Nernie Nernie 2008/11/13 23:17:39
    Nernie
    +3
    Origin to words of Jack Sprat can be found in British History!
    The Jack Sprat alluded to in this English poem is reputed to be King Charles I (1625-1649) and Henrietta Maria, his Queen (1609-1669). Apparently, when King Charles (Jack Sprat) declared war on Spain, parliament refused to finance him (leaving him lean!) So his wife imposed an illegal war tax (to get some fat!) after the angered King (Jack Sprat) dissolved Parliament.

    The Robin Hood Legend!
    Another interpretation of the Jack Sprat Nursery rhyme relates to the story of Richard I (Richard the Lionheart 1157 - 1199) and his younger brother King John (1166 - 1216). Both of whom feature strongly in the traditional legend of Robin Hood.
    Prince John, Richard the Lionheart and the Ransom!
    In 1189 John (Jack Sprat) married Joan , the ambitious and greedy daughter and heiress of the Earl of Gloucester ("Joan ate all the fat"). When King Richard went on Crusade, from 1190 to 1194, John attempted to take the crown of England - a ruthless and treacherous usurper). On his return from the Crusades King Richard was taken hostage by Duke Leopold demanding a ransom of 150,000 marks. John reluctantly had to raise the ransom, leaving the country destitute for years and reducing John's inheritance ("They picked it clean"). The ransom was paid a...
    Origin to words of Jack Sprat can be found in British History!
    The Jack Sprat alluded to in this English poem is reputed to be King Charles I (1625-1649) and Henrietta Maria, his Queen (1609-1669). Apparently, when King Charles (Jack Sprat) declared war on Spain, parliament refused to finance him (leaving him lean!) So his wife imposed an illegal war tax (to get some fat!) after the angered King (Jack Sprat) dissolved Parliament.

    The Robin Hood Legend!
    Another interpretation of the Jack Sprat Nursery rhyme relates to the story of Richard I (Richard the Lionheart 1157 - 1199) and his younger brother King John (1166 - 1216). Both of whom feature strongly in the traditional legend of Robin Hood.
    Prince John, Richard the Lionheart and the Ransom!
    In 1189 John (Jack Sprat) married Joan , the ambitious and greedy daughter and heiress of the Earl of Gloucester ("Joan ate all the fat"). When King Richard went on Crusade, from 1190 to 1194, John attempted to take the crown of England - a ruthless and treacherous usurper). On his return from the Crusades King Richard was taken hostage by Duke Leopold demanding a ransom of 150,000 marks. John reluctantly had to raise the ransom, leaving the country destitute for years and reducing John's inheritance ("They picked it clean"). The ransom was paid and Richard was released. John was crowned King of England following the death of Richard in 1199. He had his marriage to Joan annulled, she was never acknowledged as queen . She then married again to Geoffrey de Mandeville and her third husband was Hubert de Burgh .
    (more)
  • Nernie Nernie 2008/11/13 23:18:02
    Nernie
    +5
    I love Google!
  • Decahed... Nernie 2008/11/13 23:19:57
    Decahedron~~The Frozen Flame ♂
    +3
    Google, Wikipedia, and IMDB are my 3 favorite sources...
  • Sister ... Nernie 2008/11/13 23:34:24
    Sister Jean
    +2
    they just lost millions in stock market
  • Scoop Nernie 2008/11/14 02:04:39
    Scoop
    +3
    Cool history lesson. thanks! cool history lesson
  • Sister ... Nernie 2008/11/13 23:33:34
    Sister Jean
    +2
    thanks
  • Seonag 2008/11/13 21:52:59
    Undecided
    Seonag
    +3
    Hmmmmm - maybe he's the same Jack who would eat no fat - and was a thin as a candle stick.
  • Sister ... Seonag 2008/11/13 21:55:22
    Sister Jean
    +2
    true another Jack
  • Nernie Sister ... 2008/11/13 23:22:07
    Nernie
    +1
    Jack and His Fiddle - Mother Goose

    "Jacky, come and give me thy fiddle,
    If ever thou mean to thrive."
    "Nay, I'll not give my fiddle
    To any man alive.

    "If I should give my fiddle,
    They'll think that I've gone mad;
    For many a joyous day
    My fiddle and I have had."
  • Nernie Nernie 2008/11/13 23:23:44
    Nernie
    +1
    Little Jack Jelf
    Was put on the shelf
    Because he could not spell "pie";
    When his aunt, Mrs. Grace,
    Saw his sorrowful face,
    She could not help saying, "Oh, fie!"

    And since Master Jelf
    Was put on the shelf
    Because he could not spell "pie,"
    Let him stand there so grim,
    And no more about him,
    For I wish him a very good-bye!
  • Nernie Nernie 2008/11/13 23:24:19
    Nernie
    +1
    Little Jack Jingle, He used to live single;
    But when he got tired of this kind of life,
    He left off being single and lived with his wife.
    Now what do you think of little Jack Jingle?
    Before he was married he used to live single.
  • Scoop Nernie 2008/11/14 02:12:24
    Scoop
    +3
    Jack is a very popular name in fairyland
  • Sister ... Scoop 2008/11/14 02:18:11
    Sister Jean
    +2
    seems so
  • Sono Violado 2008/11/13 21:29:55
    None of the above
    Sono Violado
    +3
    "Because it was there"
    Not sure if he's the same Jack though
  • Ready For Change ! 2008/11/13 21:22:40
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    Ready For Change !
    +3
    ask Miss Mary Mac... she the one all dressed in black. Look for the silver buttons all down her back..............
  • MOM 2008/11/13 20:37:45
  • Bear 2008/11/13 20:18:10 (edited)
    Undecided
    Bear
    +4
    I don't know. I'm still trying to figure out why the cow jumped over the moon.



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  • Sister ... Bear 2008/11/13 20:23:03
    Sister Jean
    +4
    and why Mary Mary was so contrary
  • Nernie Sister ... 2008/11/13 23:15:43
    Nernie
    +1
    Mary was upset, it was a bad year for tomatoes!
  • Scoop Sister ... 2008/11/14 02:14:49
    Scoop
    +2
    cuz' she didn't know Jack!
  • GetOverIt 2008/11/13 20:01:21
    None of the above
    GetOverIt
    +4
    Early release of uncontrollable testosterone or ADHD
  • vote mobile lady time to CYA 2008/11/13 19:59:07
    None of the above
    vote mobile lady time to CYA
    +5
    He is a boy, therefore he willing to risk life and limb over some miscreat brain cell that told him he could complete the foolish task. Hopefully he did not singe anything of importance.
  • Sister ... vote mo... 2008/11/13 20:02:22
  • vote mo... Sister ... 2008/11/13 20:03:30
    vote mobile lady time to CYA
    +6
    I am on a roll today Sister Jean..I don't know what got into me this morning.
  • Sister ... vote mo... 2008/11/13 20:07:16
    Sister Jean
    +5
    Wheaties, the breakfast of champions
  • MOM vote mo... 2008/11/13 21:30:29

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