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March 10th, 2005
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On the true meaning of the name Jabberwocky

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From:ygurvitz
Date:March 10th, 2005 05:30 pm (UTC)

I'll see your Carrol and raise you Jack

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I think there's a slight misunderstanding here: we are talking about a Rabbi Jacob indeed, but it's not the Baal Shed (as the Litwics used to call him). Rather, it is Rabbi Yaakov Itzhak, a Xassidic guru who single-handedly (as narrated by Martin Bober) defeated Napoleon.

However, it all pales before a book whose name eludes me, which claims that Carrol was
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I think there's a slight misunderstanding here: we are talking about a Rabbi Jacob indeed, but it's not the Baal Shed (as the Litwics used to call him). Rather, it is Rabbi Yaakov Itzhak, a Xassidic guru who single-handedly (as narrated by Martin Bober) defeated Napoleon.

However, it all pales before a book whose name eludes me, which claims that Carrol was <ta-ta-ta-TAM!> Jack the Ripper himself, as any truly learned man can see from his Carrol's poetry.
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From:antinous
Date:March 11th, 2005 08:50 am (UTC)

Re: I'll see your Carrol and raise you Jack

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It's Yaakov Frank, actually!
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Date:March 14th, 2005 11:42 am (UTC)

Re: I'll see your Carrol and raise you Jack

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Richard Wallace, in "Jack the Ripper, Light-Hearted Friend", anagrams this out of the Jabberwocky:
Bet I beat my glands til,
With hand-sword I slay the evil gender.
A slimey theme; borrow gloves,
And masturbate the hog more!

In splendid and worthwhile retribution, Guy Jacobson and Francis Heaney anagrammed this out of the first paragraph in Wallace's "study":
The truth is this: I, Richard Wallace, stabbed and killed a muted Nicole Brown in cold blood, severing her throat with my trusty shiv's strokes. I set up Orenthal James Simpson, who is utterly innocent of this murder. P.S. I also wrote Shakespeare's sonnets, and a lot of Francis Bacon's works too.

I'd say more, but unca Cecil did it for me:
http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a970307a.html

Oh, and the standard repository, of course:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_the_Ripper%2C_Light-Hearted_Friend


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