A Conversation for Why Is a Raven Like a Writing-Desk? - Lewis Carroll

Blame the Subs

Post 1

zendevil


<<< In 1976 Carroll admirer Denis Crutch pointed out that in the 1896 preface quoted above, the author had originally written: "It is nevar put with the wrong end in front." Nevar of course is raven spelled backward. Big joke! However, said joke did not survive the ministrations of the proofreaders, who, thinking they understood the author's intentions better than the author, changed nevar to never in subsequent editions. The indignities we authors suffer! Sure, it's partly made up for by the money and groupies, but still, if in some book (e.g., this one) you come across a line that really clanks, be assured: it was funny before.>>>

tdz


Blame the Subs

Post 2

Jabberwock


smiley - laugh

tdz smiley - laugh- do you have a reference or a web address for this?

Thanks

Baj smiley - smiley


Blame the Subs

Post 3

zendevil


Here you are cowjabberk (incidentally, i consider that cruel & inhuman pinishmunt)

http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a5_266.html

zdt


Blame the Subs

Post 4

Jabberwock


n excellent source! Thanks Terri smiley - ok


Jab smiley - smiley


Blame the Subs

Post 5

Jabberwock


= an excellent etc. Typo, not an obscure attempt to be clever!

Jab smiley - blush


Blame the Subs

Post 6

zendevil


Typooq, knot aloud too be clavier? Butt eye yam ewe sing a Frog quay bored.

I am reduced to listening to White Rabbit. Which has to be one of the greatest songs of all time. Go ask Alice, when she's 10 feet tall.smiley - rainbow

zdt


Blame the Subs

Post 7

zendevil


<<>>

*Disclaimer: this Researcher is in no way advocating or encouraging the use of illegal or hallucinogenic substances as a subsitute for serious literary research. And loud music may cause deafness.

zdt


Blame the Subs

Post 8

Jabberwock


Naturally. Of course not.

"One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don't do anything at all"


Jabbbbbbbbberrr smiley - smiley


Blame the Subs

Post 9

zendevil


Looking back at post one (I am not a kestrel); how can anybody get through life with a name like Denis Crutch?

Meanwhile, here is another riddle, the answer to which only 3 people on earth know.

Why is a viking not a car tyre?

zdt


Blame the Subs

Post 10

David Conway

Go ask Alice.

http://www.alicebot.org/


Blame the Subs

Post 11

Jabberwock


Or Jabberwock!

http://www.abenteuermedien.de/jabberwock/


Blame the Subs

Post 12

Jabberwock


Re: Post 9, Terri, don't you worry your pretty little head about it(smiley - biggrin).

Yhe people with names like Denis Crutch are precisely the sort of people who are unembarrassed because they don't see anything wrong or amusing about the situation. They probably wesr an assorted meant of biros in their top pockets too: Dee Rig oo'er, as you might say.


Jab smiley - smiley


Blame the Subs

Post 13

Jabberwock


Too many typos to bother. I'm sure you get the mesage!

J


Blame the Subs

Post 14

zendevil


smiley - hugsmiley - hugsmiley - hug

Go to bed; i shall do likewise & place my biros carefully in their meant.

zdt


Blame the Subs

Post 15

zendevil


BIRO Agknew!!! It was a Communist Blot!

zdt


Blame the Subs

Post 16

zendevil


Zat typoo sing can La Pen Chui any Wan. King.Or Queen.

Here is Freddie (RIPsmiley - rose) & his pussy.

http://duke.usask.ca/~lowey/boots_pics/freddie_mercury_67.jpg

zdt


Blame the Subs

Post 17

Jabberwock


Wonderful what cosmetic surgery can do, innit?

Jab smiley - smiley


Blame the Subs

Post 18

zendevil


Yes, that cat used to be a dormouse then he met the Fred Queen & look what happened.

Mind, cats tend to be unlucky in this sort of literature. I saw a great cartoon showing the owl & pussycat in the pea-green boat, caption was:

"On the internet you said you were an OWL!"

zdt


Blame the Subs

Post 19

Jabberwock

smiley - laughsmiley - roflsmiley - laugh

I was just simple-mindedly thinking how useful a pussy would have been to our Fred. But I'm only a mere male, after all...

Jab smiley - smiley


Key: Complain about this post

Blame the Subs

Write an Entry

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a wholly remarkable book. It has been compiled and recompiled many times and under many different editorships. It contains contributions from countless numbers of travellers and researchers."

Write an entry
Read more