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  1. Mexdeaf

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    that I am not the weasel that C4K was referring to. At least I don't think so.

    :laugh:
     
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    And we're supposed to trust a weasel??
     
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    LOL, Mexdeaf, that makes me wonder what I missed! :D
     
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    I just went and read it..... I don't think you are either:laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
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    Could it be he is working on an autobiography? :smilewinkgrin: :rolleyes:
     
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    Spoken like a weasel. Hmmmmm
     
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    All around the Mulberry Bush,
    The monkey chased the weasel.
    The monkey stopped to pull up his sock,
    Pop! goes the weasel.

    Today's lesson. Interpret the meaning and implications of the rhyme :)
     
  8. Mexdeaf

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    Isn't it great that God gave us a sense of humor??

    Thanks for playing along!
     
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    The key question here is not 'who is the weasel?' but 'who is the monkey?'
     
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    Oh - that's Salty.
     
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    Questions to answer:

    What is the mulberry bush?
    What does it mean to go around and around it>
    Who is the monkey?
    Who is the weasel?
    What are the implications of 'stopped to pull up his sock?'
    What does it mean for the weasel to pop?
     
  12. Mexdeaf

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    That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
     
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    Pretty much what I had in mind.
     
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    Original was 1852 with references to London
    Up and down the City Road
    In and out the Eagle
    That's the way the money goes
    Pop! goes the weasel.

    The old rhyme morphed crossing the Atlantic. US version of the rhyme (1858) was:

    All around the cobbler's bench
    The monkey chased the weasel
    The monkey thought 'twas all in fun
    Pop! goes the weasel

    Obvious allusion to calvinism/arminian debate
    Pounding out the truths of the sole in the shoemaker's workshop
    Arminians chase calvinists around during this life, persecuting them
    The laugh, think mocking a sovereign God is funny
    But when they aren't looking POP! the weasel gets them in the end

    Only later (1914) revisions added "mulberry bush" or "scratch his nose" or "pull up his sock".
     
  15. John of Japan

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    So, Roger, has Mexdeaf weasled out of this one yet?? :smilewinkgrin:

    Happy New Year, everyone. This is the year of the rabbit in the Chinese calander--which the Japanese follow. I'm was born in the year of the rabbit. [​IMG]
    I don't think there's a weasel in the list, though.
     
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    Trying to decide if this kind of monkeying around is within the rules.
     
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    Roger,

    I'm not "monkeying"- I'm "weaseling".

    :laugh:

    -Mexdeaf
     
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    John,

    I see that weasels represent 'bad luck' and 'death' in Japanese culture. Perhaps that is why. :laugh:
     
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    It's a bit longer than that. It goes:

    Half a pound of tuppenny rice,
    Half a pound of treacle.
    That’s the way the money goes,
    Pop! goes the weasel.
    Up and down the City road,
    In and out the Eagle,
    That’s the way the money goes,
    Pop! goes the weasel.

    There are several different ideas as to the origin of the words. Some say it was connected with pawnbroking, others that a "weasel" was an instrument used in weaving cloth. I just know it as a nursery-rhyme my mother sang to me when I was little.
     
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    Weasels ain't so good in American culture, either! :laugh:
     

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