tweedledum and tweedledee


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tweedledum and tweedledee

Two matters, persons, or groups that are very much alike, as in Bob says he's not voting in this election because the candidates are tweedledum and tweedledee . This term was invented by John Byrom, who in 1725 made fun of two quarreling composers, Handel and Bononcini, and said there was little difference between their music, since one went "tweedledum" and the other "tweedledee." The term gained further currency when Lewis Carroll used it for two fat little men in Through the Looking-Glass (1872). For a synonym, see six of one, half dozen of the other.
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Imagine Morgan and his new sidekick dressed up as Tweedledum and Tweedledee, bouncing around the village like those giant balls that chased Patrick McGoohan when they filmed The Prisoner series there.
After seeing the school's physiotherapy suite and choir practice, the royal couple were treated to two mini-ballets performed by all students - Sir Frederick Ashton's Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and a grand defile choreographed by Mikhail Tchoupakov.
He said: 'Like Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Mr Blair and Mr Howard have jettisoned the argument of the existence of weapons of mass destruction as the justification of going to war with Iraq
There are loads of laughs when Michael O'Hare and David Justin appear as wacky Tweedledum and Tweedledee, accompanied by Rachel Peppin as Alice with music by Percy Grainger.
The cheery chubbiness of Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the outsized head of the Duchess, the calf's head and feet of the Mock Turtle, and the Hatter's hat with its price tag, "In this style 10/6, " are all the products of the illustrator's fancy.
The movie features Depp as the Mad Hatter, Hathaway as the White Queen, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, Australian rising star Mia Wasikowska as Alice and Little Britain star Matt Lucas who plays Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
The two parties that dominate the field are Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
A host of entertainers, including magicians and no less than 14 overworked face painters, teamed up with Alice, the Mad Hatter, and Tweedledum and Tweedledee to create their own "wonderland".
Daniel Rye and Anthony Wilkes also make a cute double act as Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
Frederick Ashton's Tweedledum and Tweedledee double act was wonderfully droll as always and took an appreciative house along with it.
OASIS brothers NOEL and LIAM GALLAGHER will shortly be immortalised - as Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
There will always be a large, captive Saturday night TV audience - including young families, the elderly and the poor (who are growing in number thanks to the Tweedledum and Tweedledee of our coalition gover nment).
He added: "Both Tweedledum and Tweedledee plan damaging cutsin Scotland 's frontline services.
Lucas - playing Tweedledum and Tweedledee opposite Depp's Mad Hatter - said of plans for a Little Britain film: "We thought it would be interesting to make a movie where we play lots of characters.
THE Mad Hatter, Tweedledum and Tweedledee will be joined by magicians and entertainers for an afternoon of fun in Edgbaston to put a smile on children's faces.