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Piggy with a house

For my own edification in the ways of foreign childrens' songs, I went to the local library baby and toddler singalong today. Fifty percent of the songs were unfamiliar to me. For another quarter, I knew the words, but not the tunes to which they were being sung.

And then there were moments like this, when what is probably - I hypothesize - a usual British Englishism I've been hearing for years stood out like a metaphorical sore thumb in what was an otherwise familiar sequence.

Where did the piggy stay?

This little piggy stayed home.
61(56.5%)
This little piggy stayed at home.
47(43.5%)

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eulistes
Sep. 28th, 2012 01:37 pm (UTC)
Just to be difficult, my Irish husband insists that the verse he grew up with was:

This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy went to the fair...

?!?!?!

I will ask his mother when she comes to visit at Thanksgiving.
daisho
Sep. 28th, 2012 07:28 pm (UTC)
Unless you're in Yorkshire, that version really doesn't scan. :)