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Hard Question of the Weekend

Is Jabberwocky the best nonsense poem in the English language? If not, then in what language is it the best nonsense?

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  1. I don’t know: Dr. Seuss did an exceptional job in may works to use “nonsense” words (which is actually a misnomer, in my mind), though he focused more on objects than on adjectives…

  2. Jabberwocky is really the brilliant English nonsense poem, and I doubt it can be matched. But, that wasn’t your question, was it?  So, now I’m wondering, how in the world could it be translated into any other language and still have the same impact?

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