Whoever said Humpty Dumpty was an egg?
It doesn't say in the rhyme what he was. Come to think of it, there is a lot of information in that rhyme. And since most children's rhymes are very dark and do not have child-like themes, it is extremely likely that this character is a person who fell at a height
(or maybe that person just fell) and nobody can ever put him/her back.
To continue this thread, TIL, the earliest known version of Humpty Dumpty (let's abbreviate to HD because it's such a handful to type) was in the late 1790s. HD was like an old European slang for egg?

Haha! What a mouthful just for "egg"
But during the 17th Century, HD referred to an alcoholic drink. So the slang that followed it referred to a person who is clumsy being in a state of inebriation.
But the rhyme doesn't say how high the wall HD falls from is, such that falling from it would make him irreparable if HD were human. If HD were an egg tho, whether the wall is high or not, one wouldn't be able to put him back together.
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