Posted by Q on May 14, 2002
In Reply to: Re: Cow over the moon. posted by psi on May 14, 2002
: : : : I recently came across this phrase - 'And the cow jumped over the moon'. What does this mean?
: : : If I were to use it - which I never have - I'd use it to express disbelief,
: : It's part
of an old nursery rhyme -
: : 'Hey Diddle, Diddle, the cat and the Fiddle, the Cow jumped over the Moon. The little Dog laughed to see such fun, and the Cat ran away with the spoon'
: The dish ran away with the spoon, as I remember it. I also vaguely remember hearing an explanation, although I cannot recall where.
Hey Diddle Diddle
By Randolph Caldecott