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Ring around the roses

Posted by Polleneze on August 11, 2003

In Reply to: Ring around the roses posted by richard on August 10, 2003

: I believe it is "atishoo, atishoo
: we all fall down"
: because as I understand it there was sneezing associated with the plague which was the last cycle before death, though what one would be doing dancing at this point is a little bewildering; poetic licence I suppose

I think hayfever is more common than the plague...