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Claim: Urban Myths board game falls for a joke about Blackbeard's using a nursery rhyme to recruit fellow pirates.
Origins: When we published our "Pocket Full of Wry" page several years
The piece was created (with some help from our message board denizens) as a spoof of the fervently believed notion that many nursery rhymes (such as "Ring Around the Rosie") encode hidden messages and as an object lesson in the pitfalls of
We thought this one had run its course, so imagine our surprise when a friend recently presented us with a gift of the
We noted with sardonic amusement the card that immediately followed this one in the deck:
Last updated: 29 June 2007
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