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Where in the nursery rhyme does it say humpty dumpty is an egg?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:04 PM on Feb. 26, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • true.....
    TMJ121099

    Answer by TMJ121099 at 7:04 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • It doesn't. Humpty Dumpty started as a riddle back in the early 1800's--ie" what is something that if it broke could not be put back together? Answer: An egg. And the egg "character" eventually evolved to illustrate the riddle.
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:08 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • well doesnt he look like an egg?? if not an egg, what else looks like an egg, falls, and cannot be put back together/ an EGG! ITS COMMON SENCE.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:16 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • could be crystal or china or even sugar
    MACY7108

    Answer by MACY7108 at 7:19 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • I had a Humpty Dumpty book where he was a plate, also a movie where he was an egg.
    wahm_abbeyrose

    Answer by wahm_abbeyrose at 7:47 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • i thought it a rhyme about the king and him not being able to put his land back together when it went over seas.
    angevil53

    Answer by angevil53 at 8:23 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • This was a headline on the Yahoo homepage about a week or two ago.
    StefanieN84

    Answer by StefanieN84 at 9:33 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • I actually wondered about that as a kid. Yes, the illustration is usually and egg, but nowhere in the nursery rhyme is he an egg (or a "he" for that matter). I mean, why would an egg sit on a wall. And why on earth would all the King's horses and men work so hard to put an egg back together. Wouldn't they have more pressing issues at hand? But really, do any nursery rhymes make sense?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:24 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

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