Thursday, October 11, 2012

Folk Wisdom Tidbit: The Apple Pie ABC

And Speaking of Apple Pie...

The Apple Pie ABC is a simple rhyme meant to teach children the  the alphabet and relates the various ways children react to an apple pie. After the first line, A was an apple pie, the rest of the letters refer to verbs.

The earliest mention of the rhyme appears in a religious work dated 1671.  It first appears in printed form in Child’s New Play-Thing: being a spelling-book intended to make the learning to read a diversion instead of a task (London 1742, Boston 1750).

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