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    B1g B0y
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    Humpty Dumpty was an egg.

    Actually the ryhme never said that.

    #1210829

    👑RebYidd23
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    Lewis Carroll did.

    #1210830

    B1g B0y
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    Humpty Dumpty sate [sic] on a wall,

    Humpti Dumpti [sic] had a great fall;

    Threescore men and threescore more,

    Cannot place Humpty dumpty as he was before.

    This is an 1810 version of the ryhme.

    #1210831

    B1g B0y
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    Humpty Dumpty lay in a beck.

    With all his sinews around his neck;

    Forty Doctors and forty wrights

    Couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty to rights

    This is an 1842 version.

    #1210832

    B1g B0y
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    In neither one of these is there any reference to an egg.

    #1210833

    Lightbrite
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    Humpty Dumpty is a porcelain doll

    #1210834

    Lightbrite
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    Wearing a prayer shawl

    #1210835

    👑RebYidd23
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    The only reason anyone still remembers the rhyme is because of the character in Through the Looking-Glass, in which he is an egg.

    #1210836

    Lilmod Ulelamaid
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    Big boy – go look it up in Alice in Wonderland. I’m pretty sure it says he’s an egg.

    #1210837

    Lightbrite
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    In 1902 he was already portrayed as an egg.

    I knew about Humpty from nursery rhymes. Not any films. He was right there in my book.

    #1210838

    B1g B0y
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    Lewis Carroll did not invent the ryhme. Therefore, at most his refering to Humpty as an egg is an assumption.

    #1210839

    Lightbrite
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    If we apply our Torah wisdom here, wouldn’t we at least agree that Humpty started out as a chicken?

    #1210840

    Is there some reason you had to make a 2 threads on this

    subject, and had to give this one a non-indicative title?

    #1210841

    Lilmod Ulelamaid
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    LB- chickens don’t become eggs.

    #1210842

    Lightbrite
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    A rabbi told me that in Torah, chickens came first.

    And… you’re absolutely right!!!

    Scratch that.

    #1210843

    Lightbrite
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    Humpty had an Ema and Aba then.

    What happened to them? Were they alive when he fell?

    Were they waiting by the king’s horses and king’s men, davening for Humpty to be put back together again?

    It’s kind of a sad story.

    #1210844

    👑RebYidd23
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    What came first, the chicken or the red junglefowl?

    #1210845

    Lightbrite
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    The purple monkey wrench

    #1210846

    👑RebYidd23
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    It doesn’t matter that Lewis Carrol did not invent the rhyme: nobody claimed he did, and he did give people a reason to remember it while making Humpty Dumpty an egg.

    #1210847

    Meno
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    “Humpty Dumpty sate [sic] on a wall,

    Humpti Dumpti [sic] had a great fall;”

    Funny how they forgot how to spell from one line to the next.

    Or maybe there’s a deeper meaning behind the spelling.

    Hmm…

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