Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Why was Humpty Dumpty sitting on the wall?

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Why was Humpty Dumpty sitting on the wall?
The riddle probably exploited, for misdirection, the fact that "humpty dumpty" was also eighteenth-century reduplicative slang for a short and clumsy person. The riddle may depend upon the assumption that a clumsy person falling off a wall might not be irreparably damaged, whereas an egg would be.
Humpty Dumpty - Wikipedia


What is the real meaning of Humpty Dumpty?
Humpty Dumpty was actually a large cannon that fell off a castle parapet and shattered “all the Kings horses and all the Kings men couldn't put Humpty together again” . That is the actual meaning to this rhyme.
The Origin of Humpty Dumpty - Today I Found Out

Was Humpty Dumpty a cannon?
You might think that the main character of the classic children's nursery rhyme “Humpty Dumpty” is an egg. However, historical evidence actually suggests that Humpty Dumpty was actually a cannon used by the Royalists during the English Civil War.
Humpty Dumpty Was A Cannon, Not An Egg - KnowledgeNuts

What is Humpty Dumpty song about?
The rhyme was first printed in 1810 and became famous through Lewis Caroll's book, 'Alice Through the Looking Glass', where Humpty Dumpty is shown as a round egg. However, it is a very old rhyme and goes back much earlier than this. Humpty Dumpty was king Charles, executed by beheading.
Is there a deeper meaning behind the story of Humpty Dumpty? - Quora

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