Humpty Dumptyism

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Humpty Dumptyism

The act or practice of misusing or misinterpreting a word, phrase, or article of text to suit one's own meaning or purpose. Taken from the character Humpty Dumpty in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass, who states, "When I use a word it means just what I choose it to mean." Democrats' misrepresentation of the proposed bill is a blatant case of Humpty Dumptyism, aimed to create anti-Republican sentiment. He's too entrenched in Humpty Dumptyism to realize that socialism is something completely different from what he is decrying.
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In the book, Humpty Dumpty says to Alice, in rather a scornful tone: "When I use a word it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less.
In the book Humpty Dumpty says to Alice, in rather a scornful tone: "When I use a word it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less.
Unfortunately for him, so too is Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis), whom the cat hasn't spoken to in years after a botched robbery.
Noun group Verb group Prepositional Adverbial group centres upon centres upon group starts with starts with a a noun a verb a preposition noun plus an plus noun group adverb after it Humpty Dumpty; sat; are; on a wall; under together again a great fall; was wearing; the table Houses of didn't go Parliament; Mrs Peabody To take the following nursery rhyme as an example: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall Noun group Verb group Prepositional group Humpty Dumpty had a great fall Noun group Verb group Noun group All the king's horses and all the king's men Noun group couldn't put Humpty together again Verb group Noun group Adverbial group
Flashbacks Through flashbacks, we learn all about his past and how he grew up in an orphanage where he bonded with Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis).