[Ads-l] Nursery rhyme . . .

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 30 20:52:26 EDT 2017


Of course Charlie is right, but in my infancy I too assumed that "Baa Baa"
was the sheep's name.

Makes perfect sense.

On Tue, May 30, 2017 at 6:32 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:

> According to my sense of Geico ads, its on purpose.
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> DanG
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> On Tue, May 30, 2017 at 6:28 PM, Charles C Doyle <cdoyle at uga.edu> wrote:
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> > 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!
> >
> >
> > Charlie
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