Sunday, 14 February 2010

Humpty Dumpty And Rakia

What has rakia and Humpty Dumpty got in common?

Well according to the Oxford English Dictionary and this is also quoted in Wikipedia the term "humpty dumpty" referred to a drink of brandy boiled with ale prior to the "little, clumsy person" meaning.

There you have it, Humpty Dumpty literally means a brandy based toddy, no doubt after a few the drinker may well be apt to having a great fall although not necessarily off a wall. Not too sure about all the Kings horse and all the King's men putting you back to together again though.

Just to remind you for the famous poem:

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again
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