Answers At Last: Why is a raven like a writing desk?

   Posted by: Kenneth Rougeau   in Alice In Wonderland

Why is a raven like a writing desk?

Why is a raven like a writing desk?

Alice sighed wearily. `I think you might do something better with the time,’ she said, `than waste it in asking riddles that have no answers.’

For those of you who’ve been driven crazy contemplating Hatter’s riddle, here at last is a sensible answer…

“Why is a raven like a writing desk?”
htoB nO etorW eoP esuaceB

Now you know ;)

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7 comments so far


they both have quills

April 28th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

lol, they do at that :) extra points for an original answer (or at least one I haven’t heard before)

April 29th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Why is a raven like a writing desk?
Nevar is there an answer

nevar is raven backwards..he spelled it like this in the original draft buy a editor changed it

November 5th, 2011 at 10:47 am
Rainforest Reactor Research and Temporal Dynamics Laboratory

Expounding on the concepts put forth in American Scientist Magazine from 2008, we concur – by way of a particular instance – with their observation that is has to do with conventions – or the failure to recognize these conventions for their very existence…

The answer (remember, the Hatter *asked* this question by way of a *spoken* question) is: They are both spelled with a silent “W”…

This appears non-sensical, as the original query was written by way of English text, but here again, we resort to an unwarranted dependence on the conventions of written vs spoken verbiage, and that we default in believing that they are the same and therefore interchangeable.

Why this riddle has become of consequence, is that current research into multi-dimensional model of atomic behavior are now seen as needing to diverge from conventional though and dogma, as the only way to discover solutions to incredibly intricate and counter-intuitive problems, is to fully and completely analyze all aspects to any problem, beginning with assumptions taken since the question was asked in the first place.

Did the Hatter mean “Wraven”?

THIS question needs to be answered first…

WAH / 11-9-11

November 9th, 2011 at 10:08 am
Lucy Morris

Because they both involve feathers.

Because they can?

December 3rd, 2012 at 12:01 pm
keely johnson

they both have feathers (the writing desk’s as a quill) Is what I always thought

January 20th, 2013 at 7:40 pm
Abby Vasas

Because they both produce notes, which are sour and sweet, and you should nevar put them backwards or they will not be what they are.

May 16th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

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