pipe water

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Aug 2 13:38:34 UTC 2012

At 8/2/2012 07:56 AM, Amy West wrote:
>The only "pipe water" I know of refers to water used in a water pipe
>(bong, hookah, etc.). Using "pipe" for "tap" is interesting.

My immediate thought also ... and I see the Caterpillar, meditatively
smoking a hookah, sitting on top of a mushroom, and eventually
advising Alice to eat as desired from both sides of it.

What *did* Charles Lutwidge Dodgson have in mind?


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