“Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with,” the Mock Turtle replied; “and then the different branches of Arithmeticâ€”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: