“To be sure I was!' Humpty Dumpty said gaily, as she turned it round for
him. 'I thought it looked a little queer. As I was saying, that SEEMS
to be done right--though I haven't time to look it over thoroughly just
now--and that shows that there are three hundred and sixty-four days
when you might get un-birthday presents--'
Certainly,' said Alice.
And only ONE for birthday presents, you know. There's glory for you!'
I don't know what you mean by "glory,"' Alice said.
Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. 'Of course you don't--till I tell
you. I meant "there's a nice knock-down argument for you!"'
But "glory" doesn't mean "a nice knock-down argument,"' Alice objected.
When _I_ use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it
means just what I choose it to mean--neither more nor less.'
The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you CAN make words mean so many
The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master--that's