Ring around the rosy

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on April 07, 2005

In Reply to: Ring around the rosy posted by al on April 07, 2005

: I think it would be interesting for all to know the derivation of the phrase "ring around the rosy..."

: It comes from the nursery rhyme "Ring a ring o' roses", which is the best-known english variant of a singing game which is widely known all over Europe, including France, German and Irish language versions. It has no connection with the Black Death as many ignorant writers claim. None. Nada. Zilch