February 25, 2016 4:28 am at 4:28 am #617295
I heard it’s because it can produce a few notes, though they are very flat; and it is nevar put with the wrong end in front. But is that the real reason?February 25, 2016 6:10 am at 6:10 am #1139958takahmamashParticipant
Because the Jabberwock said so.February 25, 2016 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm #1139959
Because it learnt in the Mir, Telz and Brisk.February 26, 2016 2:10 pm at 2:10 pm #1139960skripkaParticipant
because it eats toothpaste in julyFebruary 28, 2016 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm #1139961
Because you can stand on it to reach the top shelf of the sefarim schrank.March 1, 2016 1:19 am at 1:19 am #1139962MRS PLONYParticipant
This is creepy. I think you’re all communicating in code.March 1, 2016 2:19 am at 2:19 am #1139963
What would make you think that?March 1, 2016 6:30 pm at 6:30 pm #1139964takahmamashParticipant
This is creepy. I think you’re all communicating in code.
For those not in the know, the title of this thread is a quote from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.” The riddle, as asked by the [Mad] Hatter, has no answer. RebYidd23’s first answer was actually Carroll’s attempt to come up with something, after being besieged by requests for an answer.March 1, 2016 7:33 pm at 7:33 pm #1139965
Well, takahmamash, you sealed it. Now there will be no more guesses. Too bad. I was going to mention that the proposed question brings to mind two more eternal puzzles: why a hill is like a lazy d0og, and why a bullfrog is like a potato chip. Both of these, by the way, have real answers.March 1, 2016 9:18 pm at 9:18 pm #1139966screwdriverdelightParticipant
and why a bullfrog is like a potato chip.
Both taste better when salted.March 1, 2016 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm #1139967
Hatters went mad from lead inhallation.March 2, 2016 1:16 am at 1:16 am #1139968MRS PLONYParticipant
Takamamash, thanks, I knew the Carroll reference, but these answers are just so bizarre…
Mrs. D, will you tell us the answers to those riddles? Please?March 2, 2016 1:56 am at 1:56 am #1139969
You’re not gonna be extremely impressed. But facts are facts, ahem. So…A hill is an inclined plane,and an inclined plan is a slope up. And a slope up – that is, a slow pup – is a…
As for Bullfrogs and potato chips, I think I might opt for Scared Driver D’s answer. Mine was a little harder to “stomach,” something about the very thin, flat ones that got run over on country roads. Nevva mnid, yuk yuk. Or yuck yuck, as you prefer 🙂March 2, 2016 1:58 am at 1:58 am #1139970
BTW, IMHO a raven is like a writing desk because E. A. Poe sat before both for extended periods of time, high on something that made him hear one talk and the other creak.March 2, 2016 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm #1139971
Ravens eat writing desks if they are hungry.March 3, 2016 1:14 am at 1:14 am #1139972
I heard that both have inky quills.March 3, 2016 4:32 am at 4:32 am #1139973feivelParticipant
Lead has no fumes.
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