Happy 188th birthday to Lewis Carroll!
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COUNSELOR: Poetry Crisis Line, what is your emergency?
CALLER: Twas brillig
COUNSELOR: Like you use to scrub pots?
CALLER: …and the slithy toves
COUNSELOR: Those must be hard to get off of cast iron.
CALLER: … did gyre and gimble…
COUNSELOR: Was the gyre widening? Was anything turning and turning within it?
CALLER: …in the wabe.
COUNSELOR: No, I mean the gyre.
CALLER: All mimsey were the borogoves
COUNSELOR: That’s nice
CALLER: And the mome raths outgrabe.
CALLER: Beware the jabberwock…
COUNSELOR: How is that different from a regular wok? Is it harder to clean?
CALLER: my son
COUNSELOR: Yeah, it’s important to teach kids to cook, but they can make a big mess.
CALLER: The jaws that bite…
COUNSELOR: Oh, is he a little kid?
CALLER: …the claws that catch.
COUNSELOR: With poor impulse control?
CALLER: Beware the jubjub bird,
COUNSELOR: Yeah, I don’t recommend teaching your pet to cook.
CALLER: and shun–
COUNSELOR: It’s not shunning, it’s just…animals and fire? Never a good idea.
CALLER: The frumious bandersnatch.
COUNSELOR: What did you just call me?