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Category: Language

Topic: Poetry

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    1. Could Humpty Dumpty have been pushed? (Contributed by Jim Adams)
    2. Why do people tell us that no words in the English language rhyme with month, orange, silver, or purple? There are lots of them, right? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. When a person rewrites a poem to make it better does that mean they are reversing themselves? (Contributed by Bill Stebbins)
    4. If Humpty Dumpty just sat on the wall who pushed him? (Contributed by Heinz Schlatter)
    5. If Humpty Dumpty didn't fall off the wall would he have hatched to be a chicken? (Contributed by Heinz Schlatter)
    6. Wouldn't it be nice if children remembered a poem or a prayer as easily as they remember all the swear words that they hear? (Contributed by Pat F.)
    7. Why are artists and writers called Bohemians? (Contributed by MailBits.com)
    8. In the nursery rhyme, 'Twinkle, Twinkle, little star. How I wonder what you are…', if we've already stated it to be a star, why are we asking what it is? (Contributed by Ben)
    9. If we already know that Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, why do we ask how many pecks of pickled peppers he picked? (Contributed by Rachel S.)
    10. If HOME is home, why doesn't COME rhyme with it? Why does COMB rhyme with HOME, and TOMB rhyme with ROOM, and COME rhyme with SCUM? And why does ROUGH rhyme with STUFF, and SCOFF rhyme with COUGH? Just what kind of language is this anyway? (Contributed by Sally Long)
    11. How the heck did Peter Piper pick peppers that were already pickled? (Contributed by Gigi)
    12. Where did Peter Piper get pickled pepper seeds? (Contributed by BMVV)
    13. Does a backwards poet write inverse? (Contributed by carlj)
    14. Why doesn't Buick rhyme with Quick? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    15. Who said Humpty Dumpty was an egg? (Contributed by Stephen Chambers)
    16. Could Humpty Dumpty have been a jigsaw puzzle? (Contributed by Goofy)
    17. Why DID Mary own a little lamb? (Contributed by C.T.)
    18. In the nursery rhyme, "the cow jumped over the moon", how and why did the cow jump over the moon? Is that even possible? (Contributed by Stephanie)
    19. Is it true that a poem is never finished, only abandoned? (Contributed by Don F.)
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