The Lyrics of a Popular Nursery Rhyme Have Been Changed and people are not happy!
The Lyrics For ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ have reportedly changed to “Baa Baa Sheep Sheep”.
A discussion on TODAY this morning saw the guests and hosts argue that black IS a colour. You can get black sheep. It is JUST a colour!
The origin of the original nursery rhyme had nothing to do with race or colour. Originally from England the nursery rhyme is thought to be about new taxes imposed on the wool trade.
It is believed that this wool tax forms the background to the rhyme. One-third of the price of each bag, or sack sold, was for the king (the master); one-third to the monasteries, or church (the dame); and none to the poor shepherd (the little boy who cries down the lane) who had tirelessly tended and protected the flock.
People shared their opinions on the TODAY Facebook page saying –
“Oh FFS! Both black and white sheep exist!”
“Not in my house , always will be Baa Baa black sheep !”
“For goodness sake, the world has gone stark raving mad. Black is a colour!!!!!! What would you call the Little Black Dress now?????”
“I feel sorry for future generations of children who deal with this politically precise world.”
“Political correctness has gone to far and it’s just rediculous some of the things that you can’t say no to now. Crazy old world we now live in.”
Is this political correctness gone mad?
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