As Humpty Dumpty once said, per Lewis Carroll: “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean, neither more nor less.”
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A word, Humpty Dumpty told Alice, means whatever I want it to mean.
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I was seven the first time my mother mailed one of my stories to a magazine (Humpty Dumpty, now defunct).
It was a clear paraphrase of the downfall of Humpty Dumpty—the restoration alike hopeless, alike impossible.
"Then wish for them, and fire off this," said Humpty Dumpty, handing her a cracker.
"Humpty Dumpty was blown up instead of falling down," said Alice.
But I never heard that Humpty Dumpty did a lot o' squealin' when he bust.
Tommy put Humpty Dumpty up on the stone wall and ran off with the twins.
A nursery rhyme:
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall;
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.