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  • A conversation with Humpty Dumpty in Through the Looking-Glass:

    "And the wabe is the grass-plot round a sun-dial, I suppose?" said Alice, surprised at her own ingenuity.

    "Of course it is. It's called wabe, you know, because it goes a long way before it, and a long way behind it—"

    "And a long way beyond it on each side," Alice added.

    "Exactly so. Well then, mimsy is..."

    July 18, 2008