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Haha too funny!
We have a Little Golden Book of Lady and the Tramp, and on one page, it has Aunt Sarah holding her siamese cats and saying, "Oh, my precious pussies!" I change it to "kitties" because I don't want Ethan learning to say "pussies" and repeating it somewhere! LOL.
LMAO!!! I don't know where they came up with half these nursery rhymes?!! Did anyone ever read Riki TikI Temble (or something like that)? It is actually a story. I about died myself when I read it to my son who was about 5 at the time. I should have read it first before reading to him but it was a popular award winning book. Its actually pretty mean!One brother keeps falling in the well and has to keep getting help to get him out. But the mother doesn't like him and something about that's why she named him such a long name? Its mean! I will have to find it and read it again....to myself.
Jessica, yes I remember the Riki Tiki Tembo book! I think what it is, is that in the Japanese (or is it Chinese?) culture, the firstborn son gets extra honor in the family than any subsequent kids, and so they gave him a long name to show his honor. But it took so long for his younger brother to say his name and that he'd fallen into the well, that his parents eventually gave him just a short name because it was easier! The younger brother I think was originally jealous that Riki Tiki Tembo had the longer name, but after he fell into the well so many times, the younger was glad he had a short name after all!
PS, that article was sure eye-opening! Wow, talk about some crazy meanings behind the nursery rhymes!