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The Etymology of Mimble Wimble

Mumble grumble, gyre and gimble, wimble wimble ... mimble wimble.

Twas grillig, and the slithy knaves
Did mimble wimble en the clave;
All quinsy were the politaves,
And the wrath trolls outrave.

Nattercrocky ... with apologies to Lewis Carrol

It appears that J.K. Rowling independently invented 'Mimble Wimble' as a nonsense term in "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone". One wonders at the thought process by which she arrived at the invention.

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