4.13.2007

An Ode to Gibberish

Oh me, oh my, where to start?

Read Henry Kuttner's short story 'Mimsy Were the Borogoves' yesterday, which led to a pandora's box (much like the toy box from the story) of information mixed with childhood memories, mine own and those of others. This led me to Wikipedia and a multitude of stuff I never knew, even after studying literature for 3 whole years and emerging with a BA in it. I truly am the Queen of Guh-Roun..lol.

Anyways... thanks to the help of my muse, i've stumbled upon the wonderful works of Lewis Carrol and this has influenced me to add some more books to My Amazon Wishlist. Take a gander if you dare.

Anyhoo, for those of you who are unfarmiliar, like I was just 24 hrs ago, with the Jabberwocky or the borogoves please feast your eyes on the most marvelous piece of nonsense poetry ever writ in the English Language. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

JABBERWOCKY


by

Lewis Carroll


'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wade;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.


"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"


He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought --
So rested he by the Tumtum tree.
And stood awhile in thought.


And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came wiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!


One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.


"And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
He chortled in his joy.


'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.


Pretty awesome right? Well there's lots more where that came from. FYI did you know that Carroll wrote the original 'Alice in Wonderland' story a.k.a 'Through the Looking-Glass' ???

Well well well, wonders truly never cease...

Oh yeh and something else I learned today....you know when you normally end up chatting fkry like mixing up words and shit eg. The Lord is a shoving leopard ["loving shepherd"] it's called a spoonerism...yup it actually has a name, just thought you'd like to know.


Happy Friday 13th everyone! May all your nightmares become reality...

Nadya Dee