The Daily Mail reported about how the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty was given a happy ending by ‘politically correct’ BBC. The CBeebies show – Something special (The one with that rather annoying Mr Tumble!) has changed the words to the rhyme to make a happier ending. Instead of ‘Put Humpty together again’ the new lyrics claimed all the King’s horses and all the King’s men ‘Made Humpty Happy again.’
It makes me angry how things are changing in fears of getting complaints & being sued. And I’m only 21, what’s the world going to be like when I’m 41? In 20 years time! Are my Grandchildren going to be hearing completely different versions of this Rhyme all together .. Will Humpty no longer be called Humpty for fear of offending?? I wonder what will next have to be corrected?!
It didn’t do any harm to me, and I’ve known the rhyme & the lyrics to it since I was a little girl. Has it had any harmful effects? No! Well, I defiantly won’t be singing this new version to the boy, he will be taught the traditional one with which I grew up with.
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the King’s horses,
And all the King’s men,
Couldn’t put Humpty together again!