Ring around the Rosey

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 same hog.
: : 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'.