OK so I have many vaguely serious things to blog tomorrow, but as it is bedtime here’s a few thoughts until then.
Can someone explain the logic of the Old Lady swallowing the horse to catch the dog? Up until then the rhyme depends on an abnormally large throat and stomach but the sequence makes sense. Spiders catch flies, birds eat spiders, cats chase birds and dogs chase cats. Fine. But has there been a long standing feud between horses and dogs that I have been previously unaware of?
Also, who invented chewing gum, and were they mad or a genius? Charging money for something that loses it’s taste within three chews, has no nutritional value, no purpose in being chewed and (to turn into a old grannie for a moment) is fairly indestructable when it comes to covering pavements. Why? I’m confused.