Barber Barber Shave a Pig

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Barber, barber, shave a pig!
How many hairs to make a wig
Four and twenty, that's enough!
Give the barber a pinch of snuff.

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Information About Barber Barber Shave a Pig

The nursery rhyme Barber Barber Shave a Pig is a rhyme to help children with their pronouncing of words. It helps kids to reiterate and learn rhyming words. There are a few problems with this rhyme though.

First, the plurals are wrong. They use hair as hairs, when plural for hair is hair. Second, children should not know about snuff, the word that is suppose to be a rhyming word for enough. Snuff is not a good word to use. Children are going to ask what snuff is. Most parents, let alone teachers, are not going to want their children to know what that is. Especially when it says " a pinch of snuff." Finally there is the third problem with this rhyme, it does not teach English well, and it does not give good morals.

The nursery rhyme Barber Barber Shave a Pig is easy for children to remember, but it is not a good one for them to know. Yes, it helps with rhyming, but it is not good English. It is cute though, it is about pigs!

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Max, Cook Islands

24 October 2016 at 9:41am

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chloe, canada

26 February 2016 at 1:03am

A silly version: Snip Barber, barber shave a pig How many hairs to make a wig? Four and twenty, that's enough To give the barber a pinch of snuff Shave that pig Barber you think you're doin' fine But you'd better think twice before you touch that swine 'Cause if you were the pig and the pig were you She might just wanna make barber stew!

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Condor, USA

12 July 2014 at 11:02pm


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elliot, United Kingdom

26 March 2014 at 3:58pm

lol laugh out loud

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Fart, United Kingdom

1 February 2012 at 6:51pm

I am fart face

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Haileyemoore, United States

17 May 2011 at 1:07am

thats the shortest song ive ever seen

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Jazmine, United States

21 April 2011 at 11:30pm

This song is so funny! I was laughing hard in my chair. This is freaking funny. LOL!

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Michelle, El Paso, Usa

11 August 2010 at 12:21am

I think it goes with "Baa Baa Black Sheep" :)

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Sierra, United States

5 June 2010 at 2:44am

That is horrible omg who came up with that woooww haha

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Rachel, Los Angeles Ca In Usa

12 February 2010 at 9:17pm

i dont like it

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Kiesha, Columbia

16 November 2009 at 11:48pm

this is the best song in the whole world

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Wilona, Calofornia

16 November 2009 at 11:46pm

i hate the song

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Lucy, Hillsboro, Nh

6 June 2009 at 1:00am

Maybe Twinkle Twinkle?

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Ron, El Segundo, Ca, Usa

2 June 2009 at 6:23pm

What tune does this song go to?

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