Lewis Carroll quote about speech from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - I don't know the meaning of half those long words, and, what's more, I don't believe you do either!
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I don't know the meaning of half those long words, and, what's more, I don't believe you do either!
 Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). copy citation

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Author Lewis Carroll
Source Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Topic speech words meaning
Date 1865
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/11/11-h/11-h.htm

Context

“'As wet as ever,' said Alice in a melancholy tone: 'it doesn't seem to dry me at all.'
'In that case,' said the Dodo solemnly, rising to its feet, 'I move that the meeting adjourn, for the immediate adoption of more energetic remedies—' 'Speak English!' said the Eaglet. 'I don't know the meaning of half those long words, and, what's more, I don't believe you do either!' And the Eaglet bent down its head to hide a smile: some of the other birds tittered audibly.
'What I was going to say,' said the Dodo in an offended tone, 'was, that the best thing to get us dry would be a Caucus-race.'” source

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