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Baa Baa woolly sheep???

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Tissy Sat 23-Apr-05 17:57:58

Dd(3) tells me it's "not nice" to sing baa baa black sheep. Why, FFS? Surely the sheep was black wasn't it? I can't imagine any way in which the song could be construed as derogatory...

tamum Sat 23-Apr-05 18:03:26

It makes the next line a bit redundant, too, I'd have thought

Donbean Sat 23-Apr-05 18:03:46

You have got to be kidding with this?

Tissy Sat 23-Apr-05 18:05:04

nope, I'm not kidding, sadly. I'm going to have serious words with nursery on Monday, unless someone tells me why I shouldn't!

happymerryberries Sat 23-Apr-05 18:15:21

Mine sang baa baa black sheep and also sang another verse baa baa white sheep, which was realy rather sweet

Miaou Sat 23-Apr-05 18:23:16

It's political correctness gone mad - I blame the Americans myself - AFAIK that's where the "woolly sheep" bit originated from. Load of b**cks if you ask me.

watershipdown Sat 23-Apr-05 18:23:44

This is taking things just a tad tooooo faaaaarrrrrrrrrrr!

Twiglett Sat 23-Apr-05 18:24:11

its ok to have 'one for the master' though I suppose

seen this before its PC-poppycock

Miaou Sat 23-Apr-05 18:24:51

In fact I'm quite annoyed now, what do they say to your dd if she asks for a black crayon or to use the black paint? That it's "not nice" to use the word black as a descriptive word? fumefume

motherinferior Sat 23-Apr-05 18:25:12

I am nauseatingly politically correct and I don't have a problem with 'black sheep'.

I like the alternating, I have to say.

WideWebWitch Sat 23-Apr-05 18:26:14

Agree with everyone, totally stupid this.

happymerryberries Sat 23-Apr-05 18:27:38

baa baa while shee have you any wool,
No sir, no sir no bags full
None to mend the blankets
and none to mend the frocks
and none to mend the little boy's holes
in his socks

Is what my two used to sing for the second verse! Used to make me smile!

WigWamBam Sat 23-Apr-05 18:27:43

My little sister used to have to sing "Baa Baa Green Sheep", presumably so that no-one woolly would be offended.

Twiglett Sat 23-Apr-05 18:29:05

they don't actually have black paint at our nursery (pre-school) because it is a standard phase for small children to paint something then cover it all in teh darkest colour they can find - DS was painting 'forests at night' for months and months

MarsLady Sat 23-Apr-05 18:33:46

Oh for crying out loud. Tissy, tell them that your black (oh I'm sorry, what am I described as again?) friends take offence that the black sheep is not celebrated the way the white sheep is. Tell them we feel that the black sheep is being discriminated against and his worth is being forgotten and trashed. We don't feel he should only be celebrated occasionally, but often and proudly.

happymerryberries Sat 23-Apr-05 18:36:18

And the Black sheep celibrated in this way is part of an Organic Workers Collective

iota Sat 23-Apr-05 18:36:28

Marslady - the wool of the black sheep is obviously superior as has traditionally been the wool of choice in this nursery rhyme

MarsLady Sat 23-Apr-05 18:46:03

That's right Iota. Why take away the only song to celebrate the black sheep of the Organic Workers Cooperative. We demand reinstatement.

Sing it with me girls

Baa Baa BLACK sheep.......

ambrosia Sat 23-Apr-05 19:09:38

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cod Sat 23-Apr-05 19:16:12

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flamesparrow Sat 23-Apr-05 19:18:44

Stupid stupid stupid.

Its like what's all this with the piggies having "roast dinner" now?? Are we not allowed to be biased towards the beef???

sallystrawberry Sat 23-Apr-05 19:19:32

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sallystrawberry Sat 23-Apr-05 19:20:44

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chipmonkey Sat 23-Apr-05 19:27:39

An African-american coffee for me please!

Tissy Sat 23-Apr-05 19:42:11

sorry, cod, I didn't know it had been covered at length before- not all of us can spend as much time as you on here...

do you want us all to search the archives on any subject on which we feel like posting in case someone has posted something similar before?

Thanks, Marslady, I'll go in with guns blazing on Monday!

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