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‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather…

‘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 different things.’

‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.’

Illustration by Peter Newell for “Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There”, 1902.

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