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This is a discussion on Riddle of Humpty Dumpty within the Critical Thinking & Philosophy forums, part of the Topics of Interest category; This might offer insight, Perseus: Episteme - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...

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    This message, was written in invisible text. I feel bad for the horses, expected to mend using only their hooves.
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    * What is knowledge?
    * How is knowledge acquired?
    * What do people know?
    * How do we know what we know?

    Epistemology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Examples of Creative Thinking (illogical guesswork):

    Humpty Dumpty

    According to the OED, humpty dumpty was originally an ale-and-brandy drink or slang for a short, clumsy person, either of which would explain the connection with falling off walls. Other theories suggest that Humpty Dumpty was the pet name of a Royalist cannon atop a church tower that was brought down by Roundhead fire, or a nickname for Richard III (humpbacked, who fell off his horse and was dismembered at the battle of Bosworth).

    Pop Goes the Weasel

    It is thought that a weasel was a tailor's flat iron, a hatter's tool or a "weasel and stoat" (rhyming slang for coat) which could be put in pop (pawned) when one's income had been frittered away on half-pounds of rice and treacle. Or it was a reference to James I, with rice and treacle slang terms for ingredients of the gunpowder used in the 1605 plot.

    Guardian | The forgotten history behind nursery rhymes

    plus

    http://www.chacha.com/topic/humpty-dumpty

    Comment: Humpty Dumpty is a metaphorical tale.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Perseus View Post
    Nothing (is anything) ever obvious?!

    Each personality type is expected to have a different interpretation. And perhaps variations by the same types as well.

    Ref:

    Humpty Dumpty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    I don't know, I think it has more to do than with personality type.

    Like, I go at it from the perspective of literary analysis -- social context, period context, and then it's a poem, so rhyme, meter, individual syllable meaning, repetition, symbolism, imagery, etc, etc, etc.

    I think in that regard we take in our individual educations into it.

    So for it to be purely type, you'd have to find people who don't have those educations to take in with them.

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    I think Humpty Dumpty was foolish and full of pride. He sat sat on a wall, where he would be the center of attention, knowing that everyone knows eggs shouln't sit precariously on walls. People oohed and ahhed as he wobbled one way and the other and excitement grew as it became obvious he was falling. Once that happened, he was exposed as the fool he was, everyone looked down on him and he lost the esteem of people who were important to him... "and stuff like that".
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    If it was an Egg it must have been a woman !

    Quote Originally Posted by Lilsnowy View Post
    I think Humpty Dumpty was foolish and full of pride. He sat sat on a wall, where he would be the center of attention, knowing that everyone knows eggs shouln't sit precariously on walls. People oohed and ahhed as he wobbled one way and the other and excitement grew as it became obvious he was falling. Once that happened, he was exposed as the fool he was, everyone looked down on him and he lost the esteem of people who were important to him... "and stuff like that".


    If it was an Egg it must have been a woman !

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    I respectfully disagree; because a woman wouldn't break so easily, not after just one fall. And all the kings horses and all the kings men would have scurried do her bidding afterward. But she didn't fall because a woman would not be as likely to climb up on a wall and show off.

    But interesting point, Perseus.

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    Maybe it was a Sperm ?


 
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