Posted on July 16, 2021 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

At some point, all of us have reflected on the content of a nursery rhyme and noted how odd it is.

Sometimes, the madness has a method; other times, too much time has passed for the mystery to be solved.

Humpty Dumpty is an example of the former — Huffington Post explains how Humpty Dumpty became an egg and what he had originally been.

But as far as the Stuff You Missed In History Class podcast can tell, Mother Goose and her poems fall into the latter camp.

Listen to the hosts discuss potential origins for Mother Goose below (or go to the podcast website).

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