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The truth about Humpty Dumpty and the French Version

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary the term "humpty dumpty" referred to a drink of brandy boiled with ale in the 17th century. The riddle probably exploited, for misdirection, the fact that "humpty dumpty" was also eighteenth-century reduplicative slang for a short and clumsy person. The riddle may depend on the assumption that, whereas a clumsy person falling off a wall might not be irreparably damaged, an egg would be. The rhyme is no longer posed as a riddle, since the answer is now so well known.

Here is the text of Humpty, Dumpty - - French style - - 

"Un petit d'un petit 
S'étonne au hall 
Un petit d'un petit 
Ah! degrés de folles 
Un dol de qui ne sort cesse 
Un dol de qui ne se mène 
Qu'importe un petit d'un petit 
Tout Gai de Reguennes." 

Homme petit d'homme petit, s'attend, n'avale 
Homme petit d'homme petit, à degrés de bègues folles 
Anal deux qui noeuds ours, anal deux qui noeuds s'y mènent 
Coup d'un poux tome petit tout guetteur à gaine

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