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." The senator's misrepresentation of the proposed bill is a blatant case of Humpty Dumptyism that is purely aimed at riling up her constituency. He's too entrenched in Humpty Dumptyism to realize that socialism is something completely different from what he is decrying.
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They came together again for 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania' in 2014 and 'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' in 2017.
Play School presenter Virginia Stride with Humpty, one of the show's famous stuffed toys
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Dan Santat's illustrations leave plenty of visual clues for the young reader to work out what is going on in Humpty's life.
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People are having their photos taken with the various characters including Postman Pat outside the Post Office and Humpty Dumpty.
On the title-page spread, we see delicate Humpty midfall.
* Humpty Dumpty says that Alice's name is stupid because it has no meaning
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On display are characters like Humpty Dumpty and Pinocchio, as well as objects from the Dorman's collections which are used to bring to life nursery rhymes from Pop Goes The Weasel and Polly Put The Kettle On to Incy Wincy Spider.
The opening lines of Humpty Dumpty, "Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall,/ Humpty Dumpty had a great fall," suggest a human, but (he/it) was really a large cannon, one the Royalist forces used during the civil war in England in the seventeenth century.
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Now it's the final insult as Humpty Dumpty – the male lead in the 70s cult classic series Play School – is to be sold at auction.