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Why is a raven like a writing desk?

Good one...but Carroll did answer his ‘unanswerable riddle’. Apparently, "Because it can produce a few notes, tho they are very flat; and it is never put with the wrong end in front!". Carroll originally spelt never with an a - ‘nevar’ - but his publisher corrected him so it no longer spelt ‘raven’ backwards. Hilarious...

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LEWIS CARROLL himself proposed an answer on it saying, ”Because it can produce a few notes, though they are very flat; and it is never put with the wrong end in front!"

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