#1
Why is he an egg?
Why was he on a wall?
Why was he so important to the King?
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#2
He's not an egg. He's a canon that was attatched to some castle.
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#4
Why is your name GnR ROK?
Why do you live in a green and pleasant land?
Why are you the rider on a storm?
WHY DO YOU ASK SO MANY QUESTIONS?
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Why is your name GnR ROK?
Why do you live in a green and pleasant land?
Why are you the rider on a storm?
WHY DO YOU ASK SO MANY QUESTIONS?


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#9
Never mind about Humpty Dumptym it's that Bah-Bah Black Sheep you have to watch out for... he'll fleece you everytime

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#10
It's a cannon in Dover castle

We went on a school trip there once
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#11
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Never mind about Humpty Dumptym it's that Bah-Bah Black Sheep you have to watch out for... he'll fleece you everytime


I think you'l find that in today's P.C. world, it's Bah-Bah Rainbow Sheep.
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#13
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I think you'l find that in today's P.C. world, it's Bah-Bah Rainbow Sheep.

Haha ah yes, P.C World takes a strong stance on Domestic Sheep discrimination.

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It's a cannon in Dover castle


Wow..I learned something from the Pit

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#16
The first picture on the Wikipedia page has the caption; "Humpty Dumpty sits on a wall, prior to his fall."
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#17
When the hell does the nursery rhyme ever event mention him being an egg? Someone was smoking some strong shit when they drew that conclusion.
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#19
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When the hell does the nursery rhyme ever event mention him being an egg? Someone was smoking some strong shit when they drew that conclusion.




More to the point, why would they send ALL the horses and men?! What if we'd been invaded by France that day?!
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More to the point, why would they send ALL the horses and men?! What if we'd been invaded by France that day?!




"Sir! We're being invaded! Get the cavalry! Wait...where are the cavalry?"

"...muuuhghh gnnn e"

"What?"

"mmumghh horsss eg"

"Sir?"

"THEY'RE FIXING A GIANT EGG OK?!"
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#21
It was originally a riddle, according to wikipedia, but since everyone knows the answer now, its no longer a riddle.
#22
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More to the point, why would they send ALL the horses and men?! What if we'd been invaded by France that day?!


i dont think ny body needs to worry about getting invaded by france
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#23
a man saw something in the castle that shouldnt have been seen, so he was knocked off then the knig pretended to help him so no one would suspect him
now extra flamey
#24
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"Sir! We're being invaded! Get the cavalry! Wait...where are the cavalry?"

"...muuuhghh gnnn e"

"What?"

"mmumghh horsss eg"

"Sir?"

"THEY'RE FIXING A GIANT EGG OK?!"


lmfao why did i picture that in my head classy
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#26
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Never mind about Humpty Dumptym it's that Bah-Bah African American Sheep you have to watch out for... he'll fleece you everytime

fixed.
#27
That Humpty Dumpty joke is from a standup comedy routine, can't remember which one though... anyone remember?
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#28
Humpty Dumpty was a nickname for an overweight person.

They named a large cannon in Cochester 'Humpty Dumpty', it stood ontop of a wall, during the English Civil War.
Google it
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#30
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Humpty Dumpty was a nickname for an overweight person.

They named a large cannon in Cochester 'Humpty Dumpty', it stood ontop of a wall, during the English Civil War.
Google it


Is it still there? Might have to visit it once I'm back at uni.
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#31
Humpty dumpty was a metaphor established to deal with fertility in the mid 19th century.

He, an egg, breaks when he falls due to the King's yearning to have a child with him.
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#32
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That Humpty Dumpty joke is from a standup comedy routine, can't remember which one though... anyone remember?

Ricky Gervais, someone already posted it.

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He's a potent metaphor for birth trauma.

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#33
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Is it still there? Might have to visit it once I'm back at uni.

No.

Previous to the "little, clumsy person" meaning, "humpty dumpty" referred to a drink of brandy boiled with ale. There are also various theories of an original "Humpty Dumpty". As some are mutually exclusive, the theories necessarily include false etymologies.

According to an insert taken from the East Anglia Tourist Board in England, Humpty Dumpty was a powerful cannon used in the Siege of Colchester during the English Civil War. It was mounted on top of the St Mary's at the Wall Church in Colchester defending the city against siege in the summer of 1648. Although Colchester was a royalist stronghold, it was besieged by the Roundheads for 11 weeks before finally falling. The church tower was hit by enemy cannon fire and the top of the tower was blown off, sending "Humpty" tumbling to the ground. Naturally all the King's horses and all the King's men (royalist cavalry and infantry respectively) tried to mend "him" but in vain. Other reports have Humpty Dumpty referring to a sniper nicknamed One-Eyed Thompson, who occupied the same church tower.
Visitors to Colchester can see the reconstructed Church tower as they reach the top of Balkerne Hill on the left hand side of the road. An extended version of the rhyme gives additional verses, including the following:
In Sixteen Hundred and Forty-Eight
When England suffered the pains of state
The Roundheads lay siege to Colchester town
Where the King's men still fought for the crown
There One-Eyed Thompson stood on the wall
A gunner of deadliest aim of all
From St. Mary's Tower his cannon he fired
Humpty-Dumpty was its name...
Another version has it:

In Sixteen Hundred and Forty-Eight
When England suffered the pains of state
The Roundheads lay siege to Colchester town
Where the King's men still fought for the crown
Then One-Eyed Thompson stood on the wall
A gunner of deadliest aim
The cannon he fired from the top of the tower
Humpty-Dumpty was its name...
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#34
awwww, i liked the idea of the egg falling off the wall and all the kings men tryin to put it back together again. i've believed that story for the past 17 yrs.

thanks pit for destroying my belief in the egg story
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#35
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"If your surname is Dumpty... Don't call your firstborn Humpty!!!"


Just saw this and remembered the routine, as overrated as the Office is his standups pretty good... "don't call your firstborn Humpty, he's already an egg!" genius stuff.

^Hm, don't think I like the lyrics in the alternative version, there doesn't seem to be a moral to the story it's just a combination of facts. Worst poem ever! for coming from Colchester though!
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#36
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Just saw this and remembered the routine, as overrated as the Office is his standups pretty good... "don't call your firstborn Humpty, he's already an egg!" genius stuff.

^Hm, don't think I like the lyrics in the alternative version, there doesn't seem to be a moral to the story it's just a combination of facts. Worst poem ever! for coming from Colchester though!

LOL I only found out about it because of some research I was doing for Performance Studies A2. Started our research now so we don't have to worry about doing it in september.
ONly time I've ever been to colchester is to visit the zoo lol xD
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#37
Researching Humpty Dumpty sounds a hell of a lot more fun than anything I did at A Level: Economics, History, Politics... I'm not even academic
Ah well I'm not from Colchester either only go to Essex uni, am living off campus when I go back so will probably make more of an effort to see what's around! Hopefully wont run into too many army people just back from Iraq who apparently start fights with students...
And for the sake of staying on topic, Humpty Dumpty has to be the coolest name for a canon ever.
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#39
...I stopped watching when he rhymed Humpty Dumpty with 'spunky'
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