Alice In Wonderland Easter Egg - The Dodo

In Alice in Wonderland, the character of the Dodo from the Caucus Race is in reality Lewis Carroll himself. Carroll’s real name was Charles Dodgson
and he suffered from a stutter. When he tried to pronounce his surname he said “Do-Do-Dogson”, and was therefore called “Dodo” behind his back.

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Contributed By: The Pezmazog on 04-11-2000
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Eric writes:
Tick44 is wrong. I have a copy of the book in which the preface confirms this egg. it also says that Canon Duckworth, a friend of Carroll's who was also in the boat was the Duck and that Alice's sisters, Lorina and Edith, were the Lorry and the Eaglet respectively. These creatures appear in the end of chapter 2.
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finn writes:
Did anyone else notice that the mouse did not like: C and D? Could this have been a reference to his actual name, Charles Dodgeson? Maybe I missed something said earlier on. I just kind of saw it at a glance.
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Disgruntled writes:
No, this is true. It was his nickname, but it wasn't said behind his back and L.C. thought it was funny.
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ljoak writes:
I believe that the "C and D" comment had something to do with the mouses conversation with Alice regarding "Dinah" - Cats and Dogs.
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Eric writes:
Of COURSE there is an actual dodo bird. Dodgeson would not have used the bird had it not existed. He chose to use a dodo because it fit with his nickname.
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DoctorWorm7 writes:
Another note: Not only is the Dodo in the Caucus race named after Dodgson, but the Duck can also be traced to one Reverend Duckworth. He was present with Dodgson during the "golden afternoon" which was the genesis of Alice.
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Plugger writes:
Yeah, but if people only said it behind his back, then you would think that either he had never heard so couldn't put it in his book or he did not like it and wouldn't put it in his book. Pretty cool anyway! *S* Sorry to be negative.
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tick44 writes:
This is not true. Before the book was written, Charles used to take Alice to the local museum. That museum was the one and only one to display a stuffed dodo. Alice loved the dodo and wanted to know stories about it. Dogson knew how much Alice loved the dodo and put him in the book.
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