Never Jam Today

A month ago I posted a super confusing quote from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I’m now reading Through the Looking-Glass and came across this funny gem yesterday:

'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!' 'That's the effect of living backwards,' the Queen said kindly: 'it always makes one a little giddy at first--' - Through the Looking Glass, Chapter V, Wool and Water

I really have nothing to say about this, other than it made me laugh… like this: hahaha!

Quotes, Books, Reading


  1. Amberlynn I LOVE “Through The Looking Glass,” and I LOVE that I get to go to an Alice in Winter Wonderland swing dance with live music at the end of the month. Life is good.
  2. Beth What confuses me more is that someone wrote that on purpose!