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Why is a Raven... Stamp by EmmaL27 Why is a Raven... Stamp by EmmaL27
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Stamps; For Beginners and Beyond by =ClefairyKid

Why is a raven like a writing desk?
Answer: "Because they both collect useless things." ~:iconwaiting4moonlight:
More here: [link]

There is no correct answer considering Lewis Carroll admitted that there was no answer intended. Coming up with answers is just for pure amusement. There is no right or wrong answer. You could answer with neither is made of aluminum foil and it would be acceptable.

I operate a group called o-Why-is-a-Raven-o. Join the group if you like, but don't forget your tea: [link]

Here's the icon version of this stamp which was adapted for the group I operate: [link]

And there's a PLZ account: whyisaravenplz
How to use PLZ: : iconwhyisaravenplz : (Remove spaces)
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:iconkuroyuki-no-kissu:
Kuroyuki-No-Kissu Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Imma use this soon... dunno when, but soon. Love it.
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:iconsteampunkstation:
SteampunkStation Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can I use this???
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:iconspiderwebwisher:
SpiderwebWisher Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Because Poe wrote on both.
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:iconjeanzedlav:
JeanZedlav Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Of course there's an answer: Because Lewis Carroll wrote about both of them.
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:iconwickedawesome44:
wickedawesome44 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Or Edgar Allen Poe :3
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:iconjeanzedlav:
JeanZedlav Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
And they both have feathers on them. At least when this was written, they did.
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:iconwickedawesome44:
wickedawesome44 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

True~

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:iconvitaminanime:
vitaminanime Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
I know how a raven is like a writing desk-you find some with black ("raven") hair and ask them to bend forward slightly so you can use their back as a solid writing surface
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:iconpeppermintyblizzard:
PepperMintyBlizzard Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
can I use this for my group? :iconbegplz:
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:iconicantdoanything1:
icantdoanything1 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
lol
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:icongloomypandabear:
GloomyPandaBear Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
because Edgar Allen Poe wrote on both of them :dummy:
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:iconatzenarii:
Atzenarii Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
They both have black ink!

Desk = Ink from the paper, a spill, etc.
Raven = Black as ink.
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:iconmaddilovesanime:
maddilovesanime Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
they both ought to have feathers
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:iconrenee-niels:
Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Drat. That was my answer, too. <XD
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:iconmaddilovesanime:
maddilovesanime Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconikrplz:
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:iconrenee-niels:
Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<XD
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:iconmaddilovesanime:
maddilovesanime Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconxd--plz:
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:icontyto-thylaco42:
Tyto-Thylaco42 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
they both have legs...
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:iconbrightbluewindwitch:
BrightBlueWindWitch Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Well, neither can sing very well....
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:icontrancyvampiress:
TrancyVampiress Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student General Artist
my sister said it was becuase they both were once loved but eventualy forgottten.
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:iconbelarosewolf:
BelaRoseWolf Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Writer
I've also heard this answer: Because Poe wrote on both of them! ^^
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:iconlimeheer:
limeheer Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
they can use the same feather
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:iconsamoholic:
samoholic Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
OMG my favorite riddle.
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:iconemmal27:
EmmaL27 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Mine too. :squee:
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:iconlinaevange:
Linaevange Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Lewis Carroll addressed the issue, saying “Because it can produce a few notes, tho they are very flat; and it is never put with the wrong end in front!” In the original preface, “never” was spelled “Nevar,” which is “raven” backwards. Carroll's pun was unfortunately lost to the red pen of a proofreader, confusing the issue of the riddle even further. *Is a bit obsessed with Alice in Wonderland*
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:iconemmal27:
EmmaL27 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's fairly close to the annotation in the Annotated Alice [link] I really like the cover art of the version I gave you a link to but I read an older version that I found in the library I go to. Didn't even know an annotated version existed until then. That book has all the fun facts and information a nerd could ever want to know about Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. :squee:
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:iconlinaevange:
Linaevange Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Coll! Thanks! :happybounce:
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:iconemmal27:
EmmaL27 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
No problem. :D
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:iconlinaevange:
Linaevange Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
^^
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:iconrpchachee:
rpchachee Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
I always figures because they was both black as ink. U kno from the writer always spilling his ink jar and such
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:iconemmal27:
EmmaL27 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
That is one of the answers too! I haven't heard it in a while though. :)
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:iconmlp-icy:
Mlp-Icy Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
because they both carry useless things
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:iconemmal27:
EmmaL27 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes, yes they do. :meow:
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:iconanyathedragon:
AnyaTheDragon Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconwhyisaravenplz:
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:iconipandacakes:
iPandacakes Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Because they are both affiliated with Edgar Allen Poe ~ <3
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:iconebuzzy:
ebuzzy Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
I like the "Because the notes for which they are noted are not noted for being musical notes." one and the "Because there is a B in both and an N in neither" one :)
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:icontigerach:
Tigerach Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Because neither have an obvious use in everyday life. XD
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:iconblkbltprincess:
Blkbltprincess Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Artist
They both have inky quills
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:icondarklight-phoenix:
Darklight-phoenix Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Photographer
is this stamp free for use?
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:iconemmal27:
EmmaL27 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
On dA only. Just copy and paste the thumb code. :)
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:icondarklight-phoenix:
Darklight-phoenix Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Photographer
thanks!!
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:iconflamestar13:
flamestar13 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Friend: Why is a raven like a writing desk
Me: Because the possum came home
Friend: That doesn't make any sense
Me: Neither does your question
Friend: True..... very true
XD my day = Well spent thank you friend
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:iconnaomimm:
naomimm Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
edgar allan poe wrote on both
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:iconfish-is-friendz:
Fish-is-Friendz Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
They can both carry a note though they are quite flat.
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:iconstitchedpuppet13:
StitchedPuppet13 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They both have feather quills...?
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:iconemmal27:
EmmaL27 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Feathery! Off by one letter. No difference. Both mean the same thing. :crazy:
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:iconyuzuki-nee-chan:
Yuzuki-nee-chan Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Because magic can be made on both. *coughTeenTitanscough*
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:iconyuzuki-nee-chan:
Yuzuki-nee-chan Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
With both, I mean. :iconsweatdropplz:
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:iconviolentsong:
ViolentSong Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Poe wrote on both :3
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:iconmylene2511:
Mylene2511 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
"Because both produce notes, even though they are very flat. And they are never placed with the wrong end in front." That was the answer Carroll came up with years later when asked constantly for the answer, even though there wasn't supposed to be one. :)
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