Posted by James Briggs on February 25, 2004
In Reply to: This little piggy... posted by ESC on February 25, 2004
: : : This little piggy went to market
: : : This little piggy stayed home
: : : This little piggy had ________
: : : This little piggy had none
: : : And this little piggy cried
: : : Whee whee whee whee all the way home.
: : : I think I have discovered a regional variation of this. When I was a child the piggy had roast beef. A Btitish friend says the piggy had jam and bread. So I was just wondering if it is generally the case that the piggy in Britain was meatless or not? Any thoughts?
: : : In Ireland when I was a boy, it was, "This little piggy had bread and butter."
: In my part of the U.S., people say "roast beef." But since we are vegetarians, I taught my children that the piggy had "macaroni and cheese." Maybe vegan children say "peas and carrots."
It was always 'roast beef' in my day in London.