Archive for the 'Nursery Rhyme Urban Legends Revealed' Category

Did Airline Passengers Really Sue Southwest Airlines Over the Use of a Nursery Rhyme by a Flight Attendant?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about nursery rhymes and whether they are true or false. NURSERY RHYME URBAN LEGEND: Airline passengers sued Southwest Airlines over the usage of a nursery rhyme by a flight attendant. Few children’s rhymes have as rough a history as the simple “counting” rhyme, [...]

Was There Really a Mary Who Had a Little Lamb?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about nursery rhymes and whether they are true or false. NURSERY RHYME URBAN LEGEND: There actually was a Mary who had a little lamb. Like I noted in the last nursery rhyme urban legend, for almost all nursery rhymes we really don’t know [...]

Was “Humpty Dumpty” in the Famous Nursery Rhyme Referring to a Notable Cannon?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about nursery rhymes and whether they are true or false. NURSERY RHYME URBAN LEGEND: Humpty Dumpty was named after a cannon. A lot of the fun with nursery rhymes for adults is trying to figure out the meaning behind these children’s rhymes. Since [...]