[Ads-l] Nursery rhyme . . .

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Tue May 30 18:28:27 EDT 2017

A Geico insurance commercial currently running on TV is based on the nursery rhyme "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep."

The spokesman in the commercial assumes that the sheep is named "Baa Baa."  According to my sense of the grammar of the rhyme, that's just wrong!


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