Memebusting the 12 days of Xmas

· Miscellany

Leading up to Christmas this year I was several times sent chain mail claiming that the lyrics to the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” encoded forbidden Catholic catechistic information under Anglican repression. Something smelled fishy about this, not least because it was presented without any evidence, and the correspondence seemed fairly weak for most of the attributions.
Asking around about this on the Well, I was directed to this Snopes article on the meme: Urban Legends Reference Pages: Christmas (The Twelve Days of Christmas)