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Jabberwocky - Captcha Challenge

Another captcha challenge, this time I have 'jabberwocky'.

I must admit that this is the first time I've encountered such word. I'm familiar with the Jabbawockeez, the eight-man hip hop dance group that shot to fame when they won the dance talent search a couple of years ago. The group even performed here in the country. Anyway, I had to look up 'jabberwocky' and I did find out that 'jabberwocky' pertains to non-sense speech or writing. It is a poem of the same title written by Lewis Carroll of the Alice in Wonderland fame. Actually, the poem is part of the book of the sequel of Alice in Wonderland.

Jabberwocky is considered as the greatest nonsense poems written in English. What??!!! They give rewards for those!!! Had I know, I could have jotted down my thoughts and random musings and ramblings and for sure I could finish in the top ten... top five even!!! LOL!!!

Anyway, many of the words in the poem were invented by Caroll and scholars have tried to define those words. Among the words used were 'beamish' , 'gimble' , 'gyre' , and 'mimsy' . My favorite is 'jubjub bird' which is defined as 'a desperate bird that lives in perpetual passion' .

Would you like to make up words and its meaning? If so, feel free to share it in your comments below!


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iwrite28 wrote on April 24, 2015, 5:32 AM

I am a big, big fan of nonsense verse and Lewis Carroll was a master!

allen0187 wrote on April 24, 2015, 10:05 PM

So am I iwrite28 .