T-shirt of the Day Award for Pop Goes the Weasel Day!

14 Jun

Half a pound of tuppenny rice
Half a pound of treacle
That’s the way the money goes
Pop! goes the weasel

“Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines!”
LOL Teez

Who is the weasel, and why does he pop? In London’s textile industry in the 1600s, “a spinner’s weasel was a mechanical thread-measuring device in the shape of a spoked wheel, that accurately measured out yarn by making a popping sound to indicate the correct length had been reached. The mind-numbing and repetitive nature of the work is captured in the final line of each verse, indicating that whatever you were doing, or wherever your mind had wandered to, reality was never far away with the weasel to pop you alert again.” Read more

T-shirts of Honorable Mention for Pop Goes the Weasel Day:
Raised By Weasels shirt
Raised By Weasels by GodfreyTemple

Pocket Weasel T-Shirt shirt
Pocket Weasel T-Shirt by Mustel

Weasel T-Shirt shirt
Weasel T-Shirt by WildlifeInk

I Love Weasels shirt
I Love Weasels by tshirtshirts

See you in a funny tee!


Why Does the Weasel Go Pop? The Secret Meanings of Nursery Rhymes

Plush Sock Monkey Jack-in-the Box (Plays “Pop Goes the Weasel”)

Weazel Ball


3 Responses to “T-shirt of the Day Award for Pop Goes the Weasel Day!”

  1. susan52dotcom June 14, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    Well, by golly, how very interesting! Love the weasel designs! Love the sock monkey jack-in-the-box!

  2. Dianne June 18, 2010 at 12:49 am #

    Who knew? Thanks for that interesting tidbit on what Pop! Goes the Weasel meant.

  3. Carma June 18, 2010 at 3:34 am #

    That’s the leading theory, and the one that sounds most sensible, but there are a few others. It’s fun finding these things out!

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