Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Clonduff Nonsense Rhyme? - Is it Irish?

I recently remember a rhyme from my school days, I have never heard it anywhere else and would be keen to know if it was found or is to be found anywhere else.

Note : I have picked the name 'Paul' here as it was common in my class due to the Pope's visit to Ireland but obviously it can work with most names.

How do you spell Paul?


Paul, shmaul,
double 'aul,
fa Faul,
mac an 'aul
that's how you spell Paul.

Does anyone else know this?

It struck me recently that the last two lines seems to be Irish, 'fá' is an Irish work and Faul and 'aul could be looked on an lenition of some kind.


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