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The Newest New Words

(Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, 1872, with John Tenniel’s illustration)

To be master or mistress of meanings, you need to be up to date with good sources. 215 more words

Translation

Set of four Alice in Wonderland themed badges buttons pins: Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, Drink Me (1inch/25mm diameter)

Set of four Alice in Wonderland themed badges buttons pins: Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, Drink Me (1inch/25mm diameter)

mental doodle

Bertie Wooster’s aunt Agatha wouldn’t find a speck of dust if she ran her gloved finger over our mantelpiece. That’s because we have cleverly sidestepped the trap by not having a mantelpiece. 680 more words

Humour

6th October 1865

Today in history, in the year 1865, the same year Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was published, the day October 6th was declared a holiday for the character of the Mad Hatter because the tag in the ribbon of his hat displayed “10 and 6 pence,” which was how prices were calculated in England during the period of the 1800s. 99 more words

History

“Explain Yourself!” Said the Caterpillar Sternly, poem by Jamie Feldman (Mythic Poetry Series)


“Explain Yourself!” Said the Caterpillar Sternly
by Jamie Feldman

Wonder under tumble and down,
Through the glass and under a crown.
Which way are you going? 308 more words

Writing