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Remember ,remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder ,treason and plot..
I see no reason why gunpowder treason,
Should ever be forgot
The first line of the second verse is
A penny loaf to feed the Pope.
A farthing o' cheese to choke him.
And so it goes on.. but it is probably a bit un PC to put the rest !! And I don't wish to offend anybody.
Outside our local shop the other day was a child of 5, asking for a penny for the guy. When asked where his guy was, he replied that he didn't need one.
Also, this was at 9:30pm in not the nicest area in the city and the child was on his own. Don't parents care that their 5 year old is begging and putting himself in danger?!!
CheekyChops - it was only yesterday that someone mentioned a similar thing to us.
A little boy asked our friend for "A Penny for the Guy", our friend asked where his 'Guy' was & the boy said he didn't have one. Our friend then asked him if he knew what a 'Guy' was, to which he replied "No".
Strange form of begging, especially for a little one out after dark!
When I was a kid there were other kids who'd make a guy up from rags and put him in a rickety pushchair. I believe the money they were asking for was to buy bonfire sweets or fireworks - not illegal for kids to buy back then.
Like the other replies, some kids these days have no idea what the history is. Once I answered the door to the scruffiest, snotty little gos-eyed urchin I'd ever seen, who just held out a mucky hand and mumbled "trick or treat". I gave him a pound and he just gazed at what I'd given him, then slowly turned on his heels without so much as a thank-you or kiss-me-arse.
Nowadays I refuse to answer the door near Hallowe'en, Guy Fawkes Night or Christmas. Bah, humbug!