What is a bong tree? Is it in the south pacific? Is it gong-like, or hollow like a hookah?
Why honey? With what?
If there’s plenty of money, why offer the piggy-wig just a shilling for the ring? There seems little else to spend it on.
Why did they sail for a year and a day, or 366 days? Is it because even numbers are more harmonious?
With the delightful picture of marriage portrayed in the owl and pussycat, why did Edward Lear never marry? Is it because he entertained a number of pet peeves, including noise, gaiety, and hens? "When I go to heaven, if indeed I go -and am surrounded by thousands of polite angels- I shall say courteously, 'please leave me alone.'"