Jan 2, 2011
Update: Oops! Sorry…This isn’t Lewis Carroll reading. Not sure how I made that mistake…
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I actually did a linguistics project on this poem in college, surveying people to see what they thought words like “mimsy” and “frabjous” meant. Carroll amazes me.
Also his voice kind of creeps me out.
This is my first time hearing his voice, and I have to agree on the creepiness factor.
On another note, after my friends and I had to read this in Jr. High, we started adding “oh frabjuous day, callou callay” in normal conversation. We’re all college graduates now, but we still say it to this day.
HA! HA, I say!!
I vaguely remember arguing with my Brit Lit teacher about how to pronounce Carroll’s made up words in this poem. Turns out, I was right.
Are you sure this is a recording of Lewis Carroll? He died in 1898.
According to the Youtube description, it’s actually read by Justin Brett.
Oops! I posted too quickly… Updated.
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