Saturday, June 7, 2008


The name Jabbawockeez is from a Lewis Carroll (best known for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) poem entitled "Jabbawocky". I actually thought the name came from a reference to Star Wars, because part of the Jabbawockeez crew come from an old school group called Jedi Clan. The story goes is that they had to change their name because of legal issues with George Lucas himself. So they changed the name to Mind Tricks (another Star Wars reference) but they broke up and a few went on to form the group Jabbawockeez. Which was thought to be yet another Star Wars reference. Jabba (the Hut) and Wookies. I was badly mistaken. The truth is that it's in reference to Lewis Carroll's's his poem.

By Lewis Carroll

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood a while in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One two! One two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.


  1. Well dang! I can't understand...let alone READ that poem!!!

  2. thats cause it was written by lewis carrol, who had invented a litteral dictionary of words that even he dide'nt understand

  3. Their is also a movie from 1977 called Jabberwocky