In 1991, the spectator held a competition for new answers, among the prize winners were: because one has flapping fits and the other fitting flaps because one is good for writing books and the other better for biting rooks and because a writing desk is a rest for pens and a raven is a pest for wrens.
Why is a raven like a writing desk the raven is a very clever and very mischievous bird it plays tricks, and steals food and other things from humans, animals, and other birds while it is a wild creature, it can be tame if raised from an egg or a very young chick. Mad hatter: “why is a raven like a writing-desk”“have you guessed the riddle yet” the hatter said, turning to alice again“no, i give it up,” alice r home my books. The raven flaps its wings, and the lid of the writing-desk flaps, up and down ian gowans, tervuren, belgium my personal view is that it was a joke at the expense of the establishment and red. Why is a raven like a writing desk the infamous riddle from the mad hatter's tea party scene in disney's animation classic - alice in wonderland (1951.
The actual question is why is a raven like a writing desk, suggesting that the raven chose to be different from the writing desk, not how it is a question of intent not characteristics in common or differing. The hatter asks her the infamous riddle why is a raven like a writing desk, but when she tries to answer the hatter and the march hare think she is stark raving mad and the hatter completely forgot that he even asked her the riddle. Why is a raven like a writing desk is a riddle older than time itself, seen in many incarnations throughout the ages from prehistoric times to the era of the talmud to the 19th century sweatshops of lewis carroll 's london , the riddle has staggered the best and brightest minds of history.
Why is a raven like a writing desk because it can produce a few notes particularly if its name is lewis carroll jennifer rathbone, toronto, canada • the answer lies in the quill: both may be. • ravens and writing desks are both highly intelligent, found in a wide range of habitats, will eat almost anything and like playing tricks on humans stephen saunders, canberra, australia • because outstanding bills are found on both of them david tucker, halle, germany • because in french all the letters in bureau are contained in corbeau.
A comment concerning lewis carroll’s infamous “why is a raven like a writing desk” riddle the best answer i ever heard — and remember that feather pens were a common writing tool of the day, and that writing desks had inkwells — was, “because they both come with inky quills”. The april 2017 edition of bandersnatch, the newsletter of the lewis carroll society [issue 172, issn 0306-8404, apr 2017], published the following solution, proposed by puzzle expert rick hosburn: why is a raven like a writing-desk because one is a crow with a bill, while the other is a bureau with a quill. A comment concerning lewis carroll’s infamous “why is a raven like a writing desk” riddle the best answer i ever heard — and remember that feather pens were a common writing tool of the day, and that writing desks had inkwells — was, “because they both come with inky quills.