It’s getting a little too “Lewis Carroll” for me.

In S1E14, Lorelai suggests to her parents that they go to Europe that Spring instead of their usual trip to Martha’s Vineyard. Emily says, “We only go to Europe in the Fall.” Lorelai quips, “You know Mom, I heard a rumor- Europe’s still there in the Spring.” Rory adds, “I heard that too!” Emily responds, “We know that it’s there in the Spring, but we never go in the Spring because we always go in the Fall.” Lorelai says, “It’s getting a little too ‘Lewis Carroll’ for me.”

Lewis Carroll was a nineteenth century author (also a logician and mathematician) known for “Through the Looking Glass” and “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” He occasionally wrote in the style of literary nonsense, making up words and ridiculous scenarios. He often used humorous wordplay and repetition to demonstrate logical concepts, such as, “Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would.”


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