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    Question of the day

    Why is Humpty Dumpty almost always pictured as an egg?




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    Because the nursery rhyme wouldn't make sense if he were portrayed as a giant rubber ball that would just bounce when it falls!

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    I never thought about that I always just assumed that was part of the story!
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    I too would like an eggplanation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I too would like an eggplanation.
    EGGSactly!!! inquiring swamp mafia minds wanna know


    wonderful come back, Cap..deserving rep...but I am all out for the moment

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    I got him Dapples

    Because eggs break easily????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolven View Post
    I got him Dapples

    Because eggs break easily????
    thanks

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    Nowhere in the nursery rhyme does it say anything about him being an egg.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I too would like an eggplanation.
    you are on a SERIOUS hot streak of puns, Cap'n. ROFL!!!
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    Humpty Dumpty was originally a riddle. If it ended with the question "what is he?" the answer would be "an egg."
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtN1YnoL46Q


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    you mean he is not an egg? Oh my, Lewis Carroll told a fib! (not Mother Goose as first thought, got my stories crossed, Alice)



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    Quote Originally Posted by dapples View Post
    EGGSactly!!! inquiring swamp mafia minds wanna know


    wonderful come back, Cap..deserving rep...but I am all out for the moment
    I rep'd him for you but I don't know if I did it correctly.
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    That way when he fell I could get my breakfast
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    Quote Originally Posted by dapples View Post
    EGGSactly!!! inquiring swamp mafia minds wanna know


    wonderful come back, Cap..deserving rep...but I am all out for the moment
    Ooops sorry babe I did too,BUT he deserved it it was good,yours was quite humorous also

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    This is just wrong


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    Quote Originally Posted by mavriktu View Post
    Ooops sorry babe I did too,BUT he deserved it it was good,yours was quite humorous also
    Kiss Ass...

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    I guess Humpty and friends didn't make it too far in this collision.

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=5e3_1199221240&c=1

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    That looks like a mess CTR
    'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
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    I never thought about that before, B-cups. But now that you ask, it's going to bug the shit outta me.
    "If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking." -Gen. George S. Patton

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post
    I never thought about that before, B-cups. But now that you ask, it's going to bug the shit outta me.
    aww, Rhino, have no fear the theory is here:

    http://www.straightdope.com/columns/...-nursery-rhyme

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humpty_Dumpty

 

 
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