Saturday, 7 January 2017

Dump (January)

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Humpty Dumpty, whose name rhymes uncannily with that of the 45th President of the United States, is a main character in Finnegans Wake. 100-letter thunder words punctuate that novel, some of them sounding like a person falling down stairs or off a wall. The title of the book ‘All the President’s Men’, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward’s account of the Watergate scandal, alludes to this famous nursery rhyme. 

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