The Truth Behind the Nursery Rhymes

The Truth Behind the Nursery Rhymes

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Charlie Koffman By Charlieisntthere Updated Sep 20

Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockleshells and pretty maids all in a row. These nursery rhymes seem kinda childish, right? Think again. There are actually ugly truths behind these 'nice and friendly' songs and poems, and I'll be telling you all about it!

(Warning: Will probably ruin your childhood. Read at your own risk!)

LivieBelll LivieBelll Jun 05
@swirlie567 Uhhhhmmm Mary... You know that poem with your name in it...?
The last bit with pretty maids refers to how she had many miscarriages that were girls
EmoPukachi EmoPukachi Jun 11
M-Mary. Uhhhhhh... I not a maid..... Please don't kill me with your silver bells OR cockleshells.
captain_mae captain_mae Jun 26
BRUH GLAD I DONT KNOW THIS RHYME. IM SKIPPING ALL THE GOOD ONES I KNOW
And we were taught that her being contrary and silver bells was about church bells and she liked listening to them which made her weird 
                              
                              Cockleshells...I think she cheated on men? I can't remember this one
Actually that's Elizabeth Bathory who bathed in blood. Mary just killed people that didn't support Christianity.