A Quote by Lewis Carroll on semantics and insults

'It's very provoking,' Humpty Dumpty said after a long silence, looking away from Alice as he spoke, 'to be called an egg - very!'
'I said you looked like an egg, Sir,' Alice gently explained.

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, Pages: Chapter 6

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