The world’s leading authority on child lore and nursery rhymes, Iona Opie combined a grace of spirit with a capacity for the daily toil of fact-grubbing research that knew few equals.
Working for nearly 40 years with her husband Peter, she wrote a number of ground-breaking reference volumes, publishing her own books for another two decades after his death in 1982.
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In North America they are sometimes called Mother Goose Rhymes.
Once you have read our list of Nursery Rhymes (which has some vocabulary notes too) then you should try our two games.
First thing, I could never love you You sound like richy bitch yo, fuck you But if I did, I'd probably show you that I care By takin' all these other motherfuckers outta here I'd go through your phone book and wack 'em all Then find contestant number 1 and break his fuckin' jaw (What?
) Anyone who looked at you would have to pay I'd be blowin' fuckin nuggets off all day I'd grab your titties and stretch 'em down past your waist Let 'em go and watch 'em both spring up in your face I'd sing love songs to ya the best I can, get ya naked And hit it like a cave man Then we go to the beach and walk through the sand I throw a little in your face and say I'm just playin' As you spit it all out I rub your back and grab Your underwear and wedge it up your ass crack Well, it sounds like contestant number 2 is just overflowing With sensitivity, Sharon, it's a tough choice so far Sharon, let's have your last question and see Which one is gonna win the rights to your neden Okay, if we were at a dance club and you both noticed me At the same time, tell me, how would you each Get my attention and what would your pick up line be Whoever's the smoothest wins Okay, first I'd slide up to the bar and tell you That I can't believe how fucking fat you are I'd tell you that I like the way you make your titties shake And if you lost a little weight you'd look like Rikki Lake Fuck that, you'd be jackin' me quick I'd order you a drink and stir it with my dick And then to get your attention in a crowded place I'd simply walk up and stick my nuts in your face Yeah, freak her with your nuts, yo that'll get her Tell her that she's fat, yeah that'll work even better Look, fuck you, I got a strong rap shit you don't want He's mad whack, I walked into a bar and there he was Standing on a bucket tryin' to fuck it It was a big fucking smelly ass farm llama Damn dawg, how ya gonna dis your mama?
One game is about the different events and characters in Nursery Rhymes and the other game is about vocabulary you can find in common nursery rhymes (this game is at an intermediate to advanced level).
Learning these rhymes can help you understand some of the jokes found in the Shrek movies (where references to nursery rhymes appear a lot).
As the distinguished anthropologist Edmund Leach pointed out at the time, this book marked a transition from folklore studies to something much closer to anthropology – a remarkable feat for these amateur scholars, neither of whom ever went to university or taught at one.