So I was on Grouchy Rabbit the other day when I found this in the “Realized” section. And I’ve been thinking about it for days, so today I decided to finally wiki it. And I did.
The rhyme does not explicitly state that the subject is an egg, possibly because it may have been originally posed as a riddle. The earliest known version is in a manuscript addition to a copy of Mother Goose‘s Melody published in 1803, which has the modern version with a different last line: “Could not set Humpty Dumpty up again”. It was first published in 1810 in a version of Gammer Gurton’s Garland as:
Gotta love copying and pasting. So fun. So original. So I am probably going to still be having nightmares about humpty dumpty being a mutt (ahem, THG reference) or some mythological creature. And I never liked that rhyme, so yeah, this is just a very random post because I’m bored.
Why is a raven like a writing desk?
Gosh that egg thing is creepy.