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Great PaulVDV 2022-07-16 8:09

Hello Beverley,
This title also reminds me of a very old song. But because I didn't like it, I never bothered to translate the text or try to make sense of it.
Reading your title and before reading your note, I now took the trouble to look up what 'pied piper' means.
Of course I know that story of the 'rat catcher' but under a completely different name. Never suspected that 'pied piper' meant rat catcher.
The sheep do not really meekly follow the shepherd or the first ones in the flock.
What strikes me is that some sheep have a French flag (colours in reverse order) on their backs. Maybe they give milk to make French cheese?
That must have been a lot of bleating in your street.
Best regards, Paul

Old 07-17-2022, 09:39 AM
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Hello Paul,

Thank you for your thoughtful critique.

'Pied Piper' doesn't mean 'Rat Catcher', though the stories have those different names.
A Pied Piper is actually a person playing a pipe and dressed in a costume of different colours. Nowadays, because of its connotation, it tends to mean a person who entices others to follow him.

Have a lovely Sunday,
Bev :-)
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Thank you Beverley,

So when I hear 'pied piper' I can't immediately think of rats anymore

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