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Needs attributive cites. --Yair rand 00:29, 25 February 2010 (UTC)
- Widespread use as capitalized common noun. Needs alternative forms. DCDuring TALK 13:20, 25 February 2010 (UTC)
- 1773, “Epigram on the Feuds between Handel and Bononcini”, in Miscellaneous Poems, Manchester: J. Harrop, pp 343–44:
- Some ſay, compar’d to Bononcini, / That Mynheer Handel’s but a Ninny; / Others aver, that he to Handel / Is ſcarcely fit to hold a Candle: / Strange all this Difference ſhould be, / ’Twixt Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee!
Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee both pass with the meaning of "one in a pair of nominally different but practically identical things" — feel free to improve my wording. They also seem to have standalone meaning — look at the 2000 quotation for Tweedle-dum. — Beobach 01:46, 25 November 2010 (UTC)