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  • proper n. A nonsensical poem that appears in Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll.


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The name of a poem from the nonsensical children's literature Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1872) by Lewis Carroll.


  • No wonder the dragon-like beings in Avatar are known as banshees and the Jabberwocky is never called the "d" word in Alice in Wonderland.

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  • Jabberwocky is the name of the poem in which the Jabberwock appears!

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  • I was first introduced to Kathe Koja's work with her short story "Bonneville" in Jabberwocky magazine back in the early 1990s.

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  • Oh, and I should mention that Christopher Lee voices the Jabberwocky, which is just icing on this Wonderland cake, as is the amazing score by long-time Tim Burton collaborator Danny Elfman.

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  • When he emailed me after I posted those thoughts on the book mostly to explain his reasons for the slang, it gave me an opportunity to tell him that we'd actually corresponded before -- I was about fourteen, I think, and he had just founded a magazine called Jabberwocky that lasted for two issues.

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  • There is also a terrifying dragon type beast called the Jabberwocky at the Red Queen's command.

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  • Faced with wild claims that she is destined to slay some beast called the Jabberwocky, Alice, whom some in Underland swear has been there before, must decide for herself what to do.

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  • I memorized "Jabberwocky" instantly the first time I heard somebody sing it to "Greensleeves", for instance.


  • And the story line was great because it was based off of a poem called "Jabberwocky" by the same guy who originally wrote Alice in Wonderland.

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  • At bar Callooh Callay ( ) around the corner, another young couple, Richard Wynne and Kate Crutchley, last month opened a secret bar called Jub Jub (both names are taken from Lewis Carroll's nonsense poem "Jabberwocky").

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