My dearest friend, Mz Pamela, caught a terrible typo in this rendering. I
can't believe I didn't see it myself. I had to memorize this with all the
other poems in Alice in Wonderland when I was a kid; it was required to eat
supper at the dinner table. ARGHHHH!!! It's so humiliating. My mother is
frowning on me. She'll visit me in a dream tonight and make me recite it
It's TOVES, not toes. I skipped over the "v". I swear I know it; it's a
typo. But, it's out on the internet now and it's WRONG.
And, kudos, Pete, to your multiple translations. Did you do The Walrus or
any of the others, too?
> << I had my students do a search
> on 'Twas brillig and the slithy toes... It was very disappointing to
> discover none of them had read Alice in Wonderland. They just thought
> lost my mind. >>
> My grandson had attempted to memorize "The Jabberwocky" in high school.
> he joined the navy. After a year or so in the USN, he had forgotten it,
> asked me to send him the words - again. As he is now a "man of the
> sent him the words of the poem. In English, and in French, German, Latin,
> Italian, Spanish, Russian and Welsh. That should be useful to him in his
> far-flung world travels.
> Pete Schermerhorn, in the glorious Berkshire hills of western