Tomorrow - Part 20 - Jam Tomorrow

Jam Tomorrow: 
Jam Tomorrow means some pleasant event in the future, which is never likely to materialize.
Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (1871).

I particularly liked the scene in which White Queen offers Alice "jam to-morrow". It was just beautiful and a right fit to my Tomorrow Series.
Quoted below from the Source:
'I'm sure I'll take you with pleasure!' the Queen said. 'Twopence a week, and jam every other day.'
Alice couldn't help laughing, as she said, 'I don't want you to hire ME - and I don't care for jam.'
'It's very good jam,' said the Queen.
'Well, I don't want any TO-DAY, at any rate.'
'You couldn't have it if you DID want it,' the Queen said. '
The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday - but never jam to-day.'
'It MUST come sometimes to "jam to-day,"' Alice objected.
'No, it can't,' said the Queen. 'It's jam every OTHER day: to-day isn't any OTHER day, you know.'

'I don't understand you,' said Alice. 'It's dreadfully confusing!'

The highlighted lines convey the essence of the whole phrase. 

It is about a promise of good things that have just never occurred. When I think of this phrase, I am reminded of those never-ending election campaigns in our country, none of those have materialized till today. These politicians shamelessly promise a host of things for the betterment of the country, we believe, we vote only to realize that the Jam that they promised us tomorrow has already been eaten. And the tomorrow in their vocabulary and dictionary is to indicate something never comes or rather in their cunning world, when the tomorrow actually comes, it becomes today. 

What a way to use the word Tomorrow - in contradiction to the series of lovely meanings that I have given to the word in my Tomorrow Series.

An interesting connotation of the word Jam that I read today was that it is used to indicate 
"Real jam, a sporting phrase, meaning anything exceptionally good."

So go on, Take an extra helping of Jam for your Today. 

P.S I am going through what I talked about here- At Stage 3.

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