Variations of Humpty Dumpty :
Through time, the last line of this nursery rhyme is now commonly found as:
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the king's horses, and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty Dumpty together again.
History and Origins of Humpty Dumpty :
The fact that Humpty Dumpty is not identified as an egg in the nursery rhyme was not a mistake. When it was first printed in 1810, it was formed as a riddle.
The term "humpty dumpty" in the 18th century was slang for a clumsy person. As the riddle went, a clumsy person falling off a wall would
not be damaged beyond repair -- so what would be? An egg of course. Nowadays, the nursery rhyme has become so well known that to pose it
as a riddle makes very little sense. Source: Wikipedia.org.
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