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Then Tatty sat down and wept, and a three-legged stool said: "Tatty, why do you weep?"

Then Tatty sat down and wept; then a three-legged stool said: "Tatty, why do you weep?"

Titty and Tatty are among the many rhyming compounds of which the meaning is no longer clear.

"Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse" also ends in a universal calamity which seems to arise from a cause of no great importance.

Titty Mouse went a-gleaning, and Tatty Mouse went a-gleaning.

Titty Mouse gleaned an ear of corn, and Tatty Mouse gleaned an ear of corn.

But when Titty went to put hers in, the pot tumbled over, and scalded her to death, and Tatty sat down and wept.

WORD ORIGIN

1510s, "tangled or matted" (of hair), Scottish, probably related to Old English tættec "a rag" (see tatter). Sense of "tattered, ragged, shabby" first recorded 1933.

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