Friday, 1 February 2008

Child Health Alert!

This hot off the press! Err, well not the press but CBeebies: popular nursery rhyme Pop Goes The Weasel is a potential health hazard. As the CBeebies presenters explained earlier today, before you do the POP, you must wash your hands . . . 

Excuse me?

Half a pound of tuppenny rice,
Half a pound of treacle,
That's the way the money goes - 
[WAIT! Hang on . . . scuttle-scuttle . . . splash-splash, squeeze of Kandoo, rinse-rinse, dry-dry . . . scuttle-scuttle . . .]
POP! Goes the weasel.

I am amazed I'm still standing, frankly, with all the filthy-handed popping I've done over the years. Perhaps the BBC could offer us further nursery-rhyme-related health n' safety tips. 

Knee-pads for Ring-a-Ring-a-Roses 
Helmets / life jackets for Row Row Row Your Boat
Protective gloves for If You're Happy And You Know It
Steel Toe Cap Boots for This Little Piggy

Feel free to add your own. 

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1 comment:

The Mock Duckling said...

Certainly industrial strength ear-plugs are issued every time my niece sings (screams? screeches? yells?) the Teletubbies song.