Could someone explain the humor in "Haddocks Eyes" - (for Alice in Wonderland fans)? Hello , I was recently reminded of a section of 'Through The Looking Glass' - the one about Haddock's Eyes because of a post here at PF :- I will post the relevant material :- Well , I understood the humor till 'The Aged Aged Man' , but I am confused after that point. Here's what I understood - The name of the song is :-The Aged Aged Man The name of the name of the song is :- Haddock's Eyes. But I am unable to understand what 'Ways and Means' and 'A-sitting on A gate' stand for.(Or is it the case that from this point on it really is nonsensical ?) Jokes and puns lose their punch if explained , but I just am not getting it here. . It is so maddening that I am beginning to appreciate the point made by the Cheshire cat, when he says that we are all mad here.