Why is a raven like a writing desk?

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    👑RebYidd23
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    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?

    #1139958

    takahmamash
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    Because the Jabberwock said so.

    #1139959

    pcoz
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    Because it learnt in the Mir, Telz and Brisk.

    #1139960

    skripka
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    because it eats toothpaste in july

    #1139961

    pcoz
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    Because you can stand on it to reach the top shelf of the sefarim schrank.

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    MRS PLONY
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    This is creepy. I think you’re all communicating in code.

    #1139963

    👑RebYidd23
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    What would make you think that?

    #1139964

    takahmamash
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    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.

    #1139965

    Mrs. D
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    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.

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    screwdriverdelight
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    and why a bullfrog is like a potato chip.

    Both taste better when salted.

    #1139967

    pcoz
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    Hatters went mad from lead inhallation.

    #1139968

    MRS PLONY
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    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?

    #1139969

    Mrs. D
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    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 🙂

    #1139970

    Mrs. D
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    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.

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    pcoz
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    Ravens eat writing desks if they are hungry.

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    👑RebYidd23
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    I heard that both have inky quills.

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    feivel
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    Mercury inhalation.

    Lead has no fumes.

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