yeah ruined my childhood memories and gave me childhood nightmares
i love the original (non-disneyfied) grimm's fairy tales. cinderella's stepsisters cut off pieces of their feet to try to fit into the slipper. then after she married the prince, she sent birds to peck their eyes out.
I was never alarmed or frightened. They were words. Not laws.
The best thing about them were that they were simple to memorize. You memorize then look at the words... It was a part of learning to read.
Sorry to burst your bubble gum. But you can't change my concept of their meaning.
They had no meaning to anyone else but that of a child.