[Sca-cooks] Jam to-morrow was Jellies and Jams and Fruit Pastes, Oh My!
johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Mon Oct 29 16:52:41 PDT 2007
Time to post---
This derives from Lewis Carroll's /Through the Looking Glass and What
Alice Found There/ (1871), in which the White Queen offers Alice 'jam
'I'm sure I'll take you with pleasure!' the Queen said. 'Twopence a
week, and jam every other day.'
Alice couldn't help laughing, as she said, 'I don't want you to hire
ME - and I don't care for jam.'
'It's very good jam,' said the Queen.
'Well, I don't want any TO-DAY, at any rate.'
'You couldn't have it if you DID want it,' the Queen said. 'The rule
is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday - but never jam to-day.'
'It MUST come sometimes to "jam to-day,"' Alice objected.
'No, it can't,' said the Queen. 'It's jam every OTHER day: to-day
isn't any OTHER day, you know.'
'I don't understand you,' said Alice. 'It's dreadfully confusing!'
If you ever become Queen again, Countess Alys, maybe someone can do a
skit for you and
offer you 'jam to-morrow..."
Elise Fleming wrote:
> You betcha it's confusing!
> Alys Katharine
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