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    What is the meaning of "Alice in wonderland"

    Please give some usage note of this phrase with some example sentences.

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    Default Re: Alice in wonderland

    It's a famous story/book and also a recent movie.

    But it can mean other things, too.

    What is the context?

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    Default Re: Alice in wonderland

    I read the book. But it is different.
    In a newspaper line, some years ago, can't recollect the context though. But remember the sentence: "This is no Alice in Wonderland."

    Another example I got on a website.
    "Nevertheless, it is hard not to see some Alice-in-Wonderland logic in action here."

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    Default Re: Alice in wonderland

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Cruge View Post
    I read the book. But it is different.
    In a newspaper line, some years ago, can't recollect the context though. But remember the sentence: "This is no Alice in Wonderland."

    Another example I got on a website.
    "Nevertheless, it is hard not to see some Alice-in-Wonderland logic in action here."
    A lot of the characters in the book played around with logic - especially, but not just, Humpty Dumpty. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson - who wrote the book under the pseudonym 'Lewis Carroll" - was a mathematician with an interest in logic.

    In this context, 'Alice-in-Wonderland logic' means 'means of argument that seems superficially to make a weird kind of sense but is contrary to common sense'.

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