So there we were playing Trivial Pursuit, Know-It-All Edition, I think and the following questions came up:
“According to the nursery rhyme, what are little boys made of?”
The question wasn’t mine, and whoever answered got it wrong. I said the answer was "Snips and snails and puppy dog tails. " The Trivial Pursuit answer was “Snakes and snails and puppy dog tails.” Everybody else at the table looked at me funny saying “Snips and snails? What the hell are you talking about?”
Now, I also saw an episode of the Powerpuff Girls (yes, I like this cartoon and if you got a problem with that, y’all can sod off. ) and in the episode with the Rowdy Rough Boys, there was a visual reference to “Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails.”
So, I did a web search. Alltheweb.com gives me about 240 hits for “snips and snails and puppy dog tails” and around 140 for “snakes.” So obviously both versions exist. Which is the original version, which are y’all familiar with, and what the fokker is a “snip” anyway?
(In the Powerpuff Girls, it was snips of armpit hairs.)
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