“Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with,” the Mock Turtle replied; “and then the different branches of Arithmetic—Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.”
The Mock Turtle, from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Did you know that all of Lewis Carroll’s works are in the public domain?
Dan showed me this video a few weeks ago. It’s not in the public domain, but it stars Ringo Starr as the Mock Turtle. I really like this video because it’s easy to hear Carroll’s wordplay. I skip to the above quotation: