Saturday, October 24, 2009

Adventures of the politically correct

I'm enjoying the brouhaha over the BBC changing the words to Humpty Dumpty.

"Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

All the king's horses and all the king's men

Made Humpty Dumpty happy again"

Apparently in a change on another show, Little Miss Muffet made friends with the spider.

Lots of jokes are floating around, of course. Peter Sagal of Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me provided new wording for other nursery rhymes, including "London Bridge is structurally sound."

There's nothing for me to add, really.