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Published August 26, 2011, 12:00 AM

Kovels Antiques: Nursery rhyme was inspired by yarn winder

What’s a weasel? It’s an animal, of course, but in some parts of Montana you might put weasels on your ice cream – because some Montanans call M&Ms “weasels.” And in the 1700s, when the nursery rhyme “Pop Goes the Weasel” was composed, everyone knew the “weasel” of the title referred to a yarn winder.

By: By Terry Kovel, INFORUM

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