Umm, long story short, does anyone remember the story Three Billy Goats Gruff? I googled it and this was the first search result I found. Nate didn’t know the story so I read it out loud to him. It was all going pretty much how I remembered right up until it got to the part where the third, and largest, billy goat Gruff was crossing the bridge.

“Well, come along! I’ve got two spears,
And I’ll poke your eyeballs out at your ears;
I’ve got besides two curling-stones,
And I’ll crush you to bits, body and bones.”

I don’t really remember anything about crushing body and bones in the version I read when I was little. As far as I remembered he just pushed the troll into water…

I guess it’s kind of like that Grimms’s Fairy Tales stuff, where they watered down the Disney version for the kids.

And on a completely different note – my husband is obsessively reading everything he can find about how Bobby Petrino ditched Atlanta for Arkansas. Right after he ditched Louisville for Atlanta. Good luck with that, Arkansas!

3 thoughts on “Trolls

  1. Yeah, Bobby Petrino is pissing a lot of people off. Not even waiting an entire season before you give up on a team? That’s bad. I don’t know who else would offer that man a job. He’s had 3 jobs in the last year!


  2. yeah, kids used to be a lot tougher than they are now, apparently.

    we have to teach nursery rhymes to our kids as part of their curriculum and when we did “Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater” I became a little preoccupied with the message this things sends to kids. I mean:

    “Peter Peter Pumkin Eater” (pumpkin eating is not a legitimate profession)
    “Had a wife and couldn’t keep her
    So he put her in a pumpkin shell and there he kept her very well” (umm, forced imprisonment is never a solution to anything, boys and girls.)


  3. I just got curious about the Peter Peter rhyme and wikipediaed it.. Apparently a “pumpkin” is colonial slang for a woman’s genitalia.. which.. totally gives a new spirit to the rhyme. Peter’s a whore, and so’s his wife, but he can slap a chastity belt on her.

    OR something.


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