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Posts Tagged ‘Original’

Humpty Dumping

Monday, 20 February 2012


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There was a reason the nursery rhyme didn’t mention an egg. According to Wiki, the earliest known publication was in 1803:

According to the Oxford English Dictionary the term “humpty dumpty” referred to a drink of brandy boiled with ale in the seventeenth century. The riddle probably exploited, for misdirection, the fact that “humpty dumpty” was also eighteenth-century reduplicative slang for a short and clumsy person.

Although there are other unproven theories that the rhyme references an historical figure or event, Humpty Dumpty was merely a riddle of the “What Am I” sort, and the answer was “an egg.”  (And ten dozen guys couldn’t figure out how to make an omelette?) Try this one:

I am white
And wet to touch;
I can blind
If you stare too much.

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The Original Version Was Better

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Don Knotts’ cameo as the renegade chopper pilot was hilarious.

[Found here.]

Real Canadian Original Swedish Fish

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Oh, yeah. It’s Canadian. It’s Swedish. It’s Fish. Right.

What we’ve got here is 538.6 grams of sticky pogie bait gummiecrap being advertised and sold as Original Swedish Fish (as opposed to the ubiquitous knock-offs). You Canucks ought to be ashamed, regardless of the Olympics, so don’t try to pawn this one off on the Greeks. Where do you get off mocking the Swedes?

[Found in Bunk’s kitchen.]


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