Posted by James Briggs on December 11, 2001
In Reply to: Ring around the Rosey posted by Barney on December 11, 2001
: : Can anybody give the whole nine on "Ring around the Rosey"?
: : The archive on this site does have a few notations but they lead nowhere and then to a dead web site link.
: : I googled it and came up with the ol' standby of bubonic
plague, blisters, posies to eliminate odors etc etc which I think is just hogwash.
All the hits on Google seem to contain cuts and pastes of the same wash from the
: : Anybody?
: Can't say I've ever heard the expression "Ring around the Rosey" - it could be a New World saying.
Int he UK it's 'ring around the roses'. I too have never heard of 'rosey'.