top-rated free essay

I'm sure you didn't know that...

By carinnaduncan Oct 17, 2013 496 Words
Today I’m going to tell you about a few interesting; you can say “facts”… These are only a few things we enjoy, but don’t know where it comes from or what it really means!

Something our mothers taught us and has been passed on from generation to generation, to occasions we celebrate. Let start with a childhood favourite. We all know this one! It is none other than the song Ring a ring o’ roses..

It goes like this: than Ring a ring o’ roses.. A pocket full of posies.. Atishoo! Atishoo!.. We all fall down..

Who would have thought clipping nails was just clipping ones nails…

It was once thought unlucky to cut your nails on a Sunday. There were even nursery rhyme that explained what would happen if you cut your nails on each of the days of the week..

Who doesn’t love love or the feeling of being in love…and to show that special person in your life what they mean to you.

One day of the year is ideally for this purpose! Yes… Valentine’s Day on the 14th of February.

• Did you know that this day has nothing to do with love between humans.. • Or the two Saints called Valentine
• Unbelievable, but true…It however, is the date on which the birds were believed to choose their mate for the spring!!

• Innocent enough, but did you know it is a reminder of the terrible days of the London Plague in 1665 • The “ring o’ roses” refers to red rash and spots that appeared on people. Posies of sweet-smelling flowers were carried to drive of the Devil and the Plaque. • Soon people began to sneeze from the flowers – Atishoo! – • And a short after that they fell down – dead!

• Thousands of people died in the streets and houses.
• The following year there was a big fire that burned out most of London and cleared the streets and despite the damage, the plaque was over.

• Monday – you’ll be healthy
• Tuesday – you’ll be wealthy
• Wednesday – you’ll get good news
• Thursday – you’ll get a pair of new shoes
• Friday – you’ll have sorrow
• Saturday – you’ll see you true love tomorrow

What a Myth Buster don’t you think… This is if you’re not superstitious! Wonder what day I would choose…

I really enjoyed my researched on this topic.

There are so many things we celebrate, sing or even believe in, but don’t question the origin of it.

I always thought Ring o’ Rosies was a fun game to play as child... We liked holding hands and running in a circle without knowing the sad fate of the people who suffered during that time.

Don’t be so gullible and believe everything! If there is a story. There must me a reason why it’s told…

Cite This Document

Related Documents

  • I'M Not Sure

    ...get results. They know how they are. If you have desire to become an authentic leader but you don’t know how, this is the great book for you.  Authentic leadership requires a commitment to developing yourself. Like musicians and athletes, you must dedicate yourself to a lifetime of realizing your potential. George describes authentic lead...

    Read More
  • Are You Sure You Have Strategy

    ...MgtS 4481 Sec. 5 Geoffry Bell, Ph. D. February 6, 2012 Hand-In Summary 1 Hambrick and Fredrickson’s literature review, Are you sure you have strategy? focuses on the key components of a strategy. Its purpose is to expand on the past 30 years of strategic frameworks and help us identify what actually constitutes a strategy. When execu...

    Read More
  • 6 Famous Geniuses You Didn't Know Were Perverts

    ...6 Famous Geniuses You Didn't Know Were Perverts Since it seems like every movie star, athlete and politician is just a sex scandal waiting to happen, you could almost think that it's not possible to be a prominent person without also having an utterly depraved sex life behind the scenes. And looking back at the great men of history... we're st...

    Read More
  • Are You Sure Its Fat Free?

    ...Are you Sure its fat free 2 Are you Sure its fat free? This paper is about calories, protein, and fat. I will be showing you what I picked and What my calories, protein, and fat are. This did not seem too hard to do. I just hope I do Well on this paper as I did the other one. I have picked Pizza, Pancakes, and Hamburger ...

    Read More
  • As most of you know this

    ...As most of you know this month is devoted to raising awareness and educating individuals about breast cancer and honoring thousands of women across our nation who have been Sadly, we all know someone--a mother, a sister, a friend, a neighbor--who has faced breast cancer. I know that I do. In fact, the circle grows larger every day with friend...

    Read More
  • Do You Know Yourself?

    ...Do You Really Know Yourself? Throughout time great philosophers have pondered the question of what knowing your self is. Philosophers like Socrates, Plato, and Alcibiades have somewhat of a similarity when it comes to identifying one’s self. However, there are the differences that lead up to the explanation and what individuals believe the se...

    Read More
  • oh you know

    ...vendors. Data: the information system may contain millions of bytes of data. They are about products, customers, orders, shipments, and other relevant things. Procedures: the information system may have hundreds of procedures that are being followed by workers in warehouses, shipping department, and other departments. Customers may also need ...

    Read More
  • Do You Know

    ...1) The first woman president of India -- Smt. Pratibha Patil 2) The first lady to become "Miss World" -- Rita Faria 3) The first woman judge in Supreme Court -- Mrs. Meera Sahib Fatima Bibi ...4) The first woman Ambassador -- Miss C.B. Muthamma 5) The first woman Governor of a State in free India -- Mrs. Sarojini Naidu (1925) 6) T...

    Read More

Discover the Best Free Essays on StudyMode

Conquer writer's block once and for all.

High Quality Essays

Our library contains thousands of carefully selected free research papers and essays.

Popular Topics

No matter the topic you're researching, chances are we have it covered.