Meaning of "the butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker" ?
I heard someone use that line from a t.v show but I do not fully understand what the meaning behind it is. I searched it but all I got was that its...
If you're going to say "its from a nursery rhyme rub a dub dub dub" then do NOT answer.
Most Helpful Guy
Unless you can give us the specific context from your example, I doubt anyone can answer this.
The line is from a famous late-18th century nursery rhyme, as you know, and while I can't find a reference to the original meaning of this one, most nursery rhymes were lightly-masked political commentary of the day. Most were criticizing the government, religion, or significant public figures, but only making oblique references to the people and events in question in order to create plausible deniability, since direct criticism was often considered treason.
What Guys Said 7
Originally, it was intended as a reference to the general blue-collar populace. Meaning "everyman " in a sense.
It's from an English nursery rhyme "rub-a-dub-dub".
I don't think it has any special meaning.
Reminds me of ring around the posey.. Such a messed up nursery rhyme.
They are the 3 men who might be my real father. Mom slept around a lot. ;)
Yes they filled basic needs...but this also symbolizes diversity Tessa...your life would not be as easy if people like me did not supply printing..and other people were not sausage makers or school teachers...<3<3<3=D
What Girls Said 1
This is pretty interesting! Thanks!
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