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This little piggy...

Posted by ESC on February 25, 2004

In Reply to: This little piggy... posted by SR 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."