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Old 11-28-2011, 02:26 AM   #1
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Wink The Nursery Rhyme Game

Just to take a break from some serious writing anyone game for this:

Contribute a new nursery rhyme to this thread in a new color and font. Here is mine (slight variations from the original are permitted)

JACK AND JILL

Jack and Jill
went up the hill
Jack fell down
and broke his crown
and Jill came tumbling after
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:47 PM   #2
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It's just as well you left out the line about going up a hill to fetch a bucket of water because any decent editor would point out that you don't find water at the top of a hill.
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It's just as well you left out the line about going up a hill to fetch a bucket of water because any decent editor would point out that you don't find water at the top of a hill.
Not to mention that the ACLU would be after you for promoting child labor to boot.
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:20 AM   #4
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Talking The missing line

Oops, thanks for pointing out the missing line. here goes again

Jack and Jill

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



(There was a pond on top of the hill)

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Old 11-29-2011, 01:25 AM   #5
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Pease porridge hot, Pease porridge cold,
Pease porridge in the pot - nine days old.
Some like it hot, some like it cold,
Some like it in the pot - nine days old.


I'm not even really sure what Pease porridge is, but it's stuck with me this long, so it must be something great. Right?!
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:42 AM   #6
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Hickory Dickory Dock
The mouse ran up the clock
the clock struck one
the mouse ran down
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Anyone else not get the point of this ?
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Humpty Dumpty looked down with contempt at the ruling classes flaunting their wealth far below him as he tried to summon up the courage to end it all.

I'll show them what they can do with their obesity tax, he thought, raising the semi-automatic pistol to his ovoid head.
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And gave her mother forty whacks.
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Old 11-30-2011, 02:01 AM   #9
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Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the King's horses, And all the King's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again!


Hello, you can come in again with a new nursery rhyme, or a new version of an old one. If it is a new version perhaps you might quote a reference or link if there is one
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:00 AM   #10
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It's just as well you left out the line about going up a hill to fetch a bucket of water because any decent editor would point out that you don't find water at the top of a hill.
Then any decent editor would be wrong. You could go up a hill to get water, even in the days before modern plumbing. For example you might have to get the water over the hill so you have 2 teams, one getting the water up the one side, and Jack on the other side bringing it down. Also could have rain catching buckets up there and they are full, time to fetch them. Etc, and so one.


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I'm not even really sure what Pease porridge is, but it's stuck with me this long, so it must be something great. Right?!
It is simply peas, boiled to a mush in salt and water. "Pease" was originally a noun, similar to so, say, "oatmeal", which didn't have a singular. The singular "pea" and plural "peas" was a much later "back-formation" from "pease".
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:27 PM   #12
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Then any decent editor would be wrong. You could go up a hill to get water, even in the days before modern plumbing. For example you might have to get the water over the hill so you have 2 teams, one getting the water up the one side, and Jack on the other side bringing it down. Also could have rain catching buckets up there and they are full, time to fetch them. Etc, and so one.


Why not just put the rain collecting buckets outside their house? Or if it is indeed water being transported from one side of a hill to the other for some reason, then this needs to be made more clear in the narrative. Even then it would make more sense for them to walk around the hill rather than up and down it. If it is important that they fall, they could stumble over something instead.
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Why not just put the rain collecting buckets outside their house? Or if it is indeed water being transported from one side of a hill to the other for some reason, then this needs to be made more clear in the narrative. Even then it would make more sense for them to walk around the hill rather than up and down it. If it is important that they fall, they could stumble over something instead.
The hill could be an extinct volcano, with a crater-lake at the top. They are not uncommon.
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The hill could be an extinct volcano, with a crater-lake at the top. They are not uncommon.
True, and Jack could just be a klutz.
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True, and Jack could just be a klutz.
Still needs to be made clearer what their motivation was though. And why did Jill tumble down too? Were they tied together?
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