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the study of wumbo
Why would anyone go up a hill for water when water travels downhill…unless this really isn’t a tale of liquid refreshment and unsure footing. One common interpretation is that it’s about the beheading of King Louis XVI (“lost his crown”) and his queen Marie Antoinette (“who came tumbling after”) during the French Revolution. But the small town of Kilmersdon, England proudly claims (to the point they make it a tourist attraction) that the poem is about a couple in 1697 who used to sneak up the hill for some alone time (making “fetch a pail of water” one of the more disturbing euphemisms for “sex”). The story goes that the woman got pregnant, the man died from a falling rock, and then the woman died in childbirth, thus resulting in one of the most depressing nursery rhymes ever since “I Shot Little Jack Horner Just to Watch Him Die.”

Oh ,that s interesting biggrin
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And here come the grimdarklings, never satisfied until every fairy tale and nursery rhyme has some dark and morbid meaning behind it. rolleyes

"Ring Around The Rosie" was never about a plague.

"Jack and Jill" is not about the French Revolution - it predates it.

And that the full poem is about two lovers who died is probably also false, since the full poem actually goes on for two more stanzas that make it clear that nobody died:

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Jack and Jill went up the hill,
to fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
and Jill came tumbling after.

Up Jack got and home did trot,
as fast as he could caper.
He went to bed to mend his head,
with vinegar and brown paper.

Then Jill came in and she did grin,
to see Jack's paper plaster.
Her mother whipped her, across her knee,
for laughing at Jack's disaster.
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Damn exclaim
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Ah I remember reading that on that site that tells the meaning behind nursery rhymes.
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Yanueh
Jack and Jill" is not about the French Revolution - it predates it.


I'm glad someone got to it before me.
I love Norse mythology, and I was about to post about Hjuki and Bil.
wow...nursey rhymes are so perversed...
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why do nursery rhymes usually have such creepy meanings?
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interesting . o.
There are realy sick nusery rhymes otu there
I think it is the second one
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I don't understand Humpty Dumpty.
I am lost.
&& I always thought Jack and Jill was about sex rofl
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the study of wumbo
Why would anyone go up a hill for water when water travels downhill…unless this really isn’t a tale of liquid refreshment and unsure footing. One common interpretation is that it’s about the beheading of King Louis XVI (“lost his crown”) and his queen Marie Antoinette (“who came tumbling after”) during the French Revolution. But the small town of Kilmersdon, England proudly claims (to the point they make it a tourist attraction) that the poem is about a couple in 1697 who used to sneak up the hill for some alone time (making “fetch a pail of water” one of the more disturbing euphemisms for “sex”). The story goes that the woman got pregnant, the man died from a falling rock, and then the woman died in childbirth, thus resulting in one of the most depressing nursery rhymes ever since “I Shot Little Jack Horner Just to Watch Him Die.”


I never knew that eek
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you think thats bad look up ring around the posies...... its effing horrific

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