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Oh my god....

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  1. dudley

    dudley Super Moderator Staff Member Contributor Supporter

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    @jane on twitter just retweeted a tweet that has upended my world....

     
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  2. dudley

    dudley Super Moderator Staff Member Contributor Supporter

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    8(
     
  3. ernesto

    ernesto lover not a fighter Supporter

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    This isn’t widely known that they’re getting eaten?
     
  4. pete

    pete chronic procrastinator Staff Member

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    it is not
     
  5. kavanelli

    kavanelli Active Member

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    So the line this little piggy had roast beef
    Is that pig being fattened for the Market?
     
  6. johnnystress

    johnnystress Well-Known Member Supporter

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    "..contributing to this theory is the extensive works of J. Zebronsky who published in 1971 in her book "Memes and Puns" describes the clear difference between the pigs who have roast beef and the pigs who have none to be a clear reference to the Bourgeoisie and the Proletariat. Credibility to this argument has often been questioned by academics"

    no shit
     
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  7. shidheat

    shidheat Well-Known Member

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    well, my mind is blown anyway...
     
  8. johnnystress

    johnnystress Well-Known Member Supporter

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  9. ann post

    ann post Well-Known Member

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    This is one of those moments where i wonder how people got this far in life without observing these things.

    Spoiler: The backstory of basically every nursery rhyme in the english language is a complete horror.
     
  10. kavanelli

    kavanelli Active Member

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    when I was a kids the books always had the pig with a basket.
    he was off buy.

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  11. ann post

    ann post Well-Known Member

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  12. Bernie Lomax

    Bernie Lomax Well-Known Member

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    So, I read (on Wikipedia) that Richard Dawkins coined the word 'meme' in 1976 but that suggests J. Zebronsky did in 1971. I looked up J. Zebronsky and the book "Memes and Puns" and couldn't find anything about her/it on the internet.
     
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  13. johnnystress

    johnnystress Well-Known Member Supporter

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    hmm...perhaps wikipedia isn't 100% trustworthy
     
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  14. Lili Marlene

    Lili Marlene Sleeperbloke Contributor Supporter

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    Most of that is bullshit and says more about our 21st century obsession with monsters hidden under the surface everywhere than it does about the origin of nursery rhymes.
     
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  15. chris d

    chris d Well-Known Member

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    It's stupid anyway. Doesn't even rhyme.
     
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