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Humpty Dumpty is a character in an English nursery rhyme, probably originally a riddle and one of the best known in the English-speaking world. He is typically portrayed as a personified egg, though he is not explicitly ...


Jan 8, 2014 ... Interestingly, you're probably picturing an egg as the main character, ... On June 15, 1648, the cannon referred to as “Humpty Dumpty” was ...


Apr 24, 2013 ... As you seem to have noticed, in the “Humpty Dumpty” nursery rhyme, nowhere does it say that Humpty is an egg, yet he is often presented as ...


The popular nursery rhyme never describes Humpty Dumpty as an egg, so what was he?


This is the entry on 'Humpty Dumpty' from Iona and Peter Opie's Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes (1951, p. 215) Humpty Dumpty has become so popular a ...


Kelly Carter is, of course, correct. The nursery rhyme never mentions an egg. The reason? The rhyme was actually a riddle*, and the answer was "an egg".


Nobody knows exactly who or what Humpty Dumpty was. ... Caroll's book, 'Alice Through the Looking Glass', where Humpty Dumpty is shown as a round egg.


The first example of Humpty Dumpty being visually presented as an egg comes from Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass, wherein he argues semantics ...


Oct 16, 2013 ... Humpty Dumpty, as drawn by Milo Winter in Through the Looking ... in the nursery rhyme, why is it that Humpty Dumpty is depicted as an egg?