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Alice in Wonderland.

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Introduction

Alice in Wonderland. In the first passage from "Alice in Wonderland", Humpty Dumpty asks Alice what her name means. Alice replies questioningly whether a name must mean something. ...read more.

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It may be the case that the meaning of the name is irrelevant to the naming of the person, but the name while have a meaning, and in fact Alice means sweet or noble. ...read more.

Conclusion

There is nothing in the passage, or linguistics, that indicates whether one or the other is correct. In fact, Humpty Dumpty's use of the word could be common in the society in which he lives (Wonderland is far away). What it does mean, especially if this is not an isolated incident, is that he does not in fact speak English per se. ...read more.

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