Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Spider Poll

When you learned this rhyme, was it the "eensy weensy" spider or the "itsy bitsy" spider?

The eensy weensy (itsy bitsy) spider crawled up the waterspout.
Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun and dried up all tbe rain,
And the eensy weensy (itsy bitsy) spider climbed up the spout again.


I learned "itsy bitsy" but all my preschool books say "eensy weensy," which I think is kind of hard to say. I am wondering if this is a regional thing, like Michiganders say "pop" and everyone else says "soda." I am curious to know what other people think, so please leave a comment!

Also, did you know this verse exists:
The eensy weensy (itsy bitsy) spider was climbing up the trees.
Down came the snow and made the spider freeze.
Out came the sun and melted all the snow,
So the eensy weensy (itsy bitsy) spider had another go!

2 comments:

It was Itsy Bitsy for me, too.

I learned it as the itsy bitsy spider, but I have heard both versions.