DAY 10 :
A third of the 30 day challenge already completed! 😀
Today I introduce a new section to Peppy Notes!!
THE “DID YOU KNOW?” stuff :D.
Knowledge shared is the best knowledge gained. So here I am , all ready to share some amazing and interesting facts and stories. (If its my blog, it’s got to be interesting..don’t worry 😛 )
Alright then , lets begin 😀
Today’s post is going to take you back to your childhood. The pre school days. The days you went to school to eat and play. And , yes sleep ! 😛
Those days are synonymous with lots of colour, no tensions and fun songs ! 🙂
The songs we call Nursery Rhymes.
There is this one Nursery Rhyme that goes like this ( Obviously you remember! 😛 )
“ Ring a ring o’roses,
a pocketful of posies,
We all fall down” 😀 ( And similar versions 😛 )
Do you know what this means?
Who THINKS about the meaning of nursery rhymes ?
Well , in this case you should
The rhyme has a very deeper and darker story attached to it.
The rhyme dates back to London,1665. The time of the Great Plague of London.
The “ring of roses” describes the red buboes around the neck of an infected person (swollen lymph nodes);
“posies” refers to the herbs or flowers that people carried in their pockets to breathe hoping it would protect them from the disease;
“at-choo” refers to a sneeze which was the sign of coming illness.
“All fall down” describes the suddenness of death from what is today called “Black Death” or Bubonic Plague.
Not rosy at all! 😦
But isn’t it fascinating to learn about such tales ? Have you got some ? Please share 🙂
P.S : Not new , but a rather different interpretation of a nursery rhyme. A part of the IBMC Challenge 😀