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Thread #49672   Message #750661
Posted By: GUEST,Willa
18-Jul-02 - 05:04 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Ring around the Rosy / Rosey
Subject: RE: Ring Around The Rosey's History??
And if that is the version you mean, it is said to refer to the plague "Atishoo atishoo We'll all fall down" being the symptoms and the result.The "pocket full of posies" would probably relate to the use of a pomander/nosegay of flowers, which was thought to be effective in warding off the germs.