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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Quote of the Day

The name of the song is called "HADDOCKS' EYES."'
`Oh, that's the name of the song, is it?' Alice said, trying to feel interested.
`No, you don't understand,' the Knight said, looking a little vexed. `That's what the name is CALLED. The name really IS "THE AGED AGED MAN."'
`Then I ought to have said "That's what the SONG is called"?' Alice corrected herself.
`No, you oughtn't: that's quite another thing! The SONG is called "WAYS AND MEANS": but that's only what it's CALLED, you know!'
`Well, what IS the song, then?' said Alice, who was by this time completely bewildered.
`I was coming to that,' the Knight said. `The song really IS "A-SITTING ON A GATE": and the tune's my own invention.'

- Lewis Carroll, Alice Through the Looking Glass


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