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Alice in Wonderland: The Discussion Begins

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It’s finally book club day! Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a pretty quick read (and I’m not bragging but I read insanely fast) so I have been looking forward to our discussion for almost a month.

alice.jpgI am going to post discussion questions throughout the day and I encourage you to share your opinion. But before we officially start I’d like to propose a challenge. How may puns can you find in Alice in Wonderland? For example, on page 84 the following conversation takes place:

“Why did you call him Tortoise, if he wasn’t one?” Alice asked.
“We call him Tortoise because he taught us,” said the Mock Turtle angrily. “Really you are very dull.”

Get it? Tortoise, taught us, mwahaha. Okay, so go searching. List all the puns you find in the comment section and at the end of the day we will see who has the sharpest eyes (and wit!). Perhaps there will be a prize involved…

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  1. Amy

    How about, “That’s the reason they’re called lessons,” the Gryphon remarked: “Because they lessen from day to day.”

  2. Mindy

    I can’t wait to get home from the law library, so I can pull out my copy of “Alice” and find some puns!!!

  3. Herb

    What is the porpoise of this question? No fish would go anywhere without a porpoise!

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