Fridge: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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- The title of Alice in Wonderland. I'm Swedish, so when I was a kid, before I knew English, I knew it as Alice i Underlandet, which means the exact same thing. However, the Swedish word "under" means both "wonder" and "below", and I always assumed that they meant "Alice in the Land Below", which made sense to me, since she went down the rabbit hole. It wasn't until I started school and learned English that I realised what they really meant.
- The original title, by the way, was "Alice's Adventures Underground".
- Woolseyisms yay!
- When Alice is at the Mad Hatter's tea party, she notices that his watch shows days but not hours. When she asks why, he asks if her watch shows what year it is. Which seems like nonsense—until you remember that it's always teatime for him. Why bother having a watch that shows the same time forever?
- The White Knight's clumsiness makes sense when you consider the fact that he's a chess knight, and therefore literally incapable of walking in a straight line.
- What would happen if the Red King had a nightmare?
- Who's to say he's not having one now?
- Explanations for mass extinctions, genocide, war? His nightmares.
- What if he woke up? Omniversal Scope Apocalypse How?
- What about if he dies?