It is thought that Lennon's semi-nonsensical sentences (for instance: "I was bored on 9th of Octover 1940 when, I believe, the Nasties were still booming us led by Madalf Heatlump (Who only had one).") are inspired by James Joyce's Finnegans Wake, which he acknowledged reading during the 1960s. There is some debate whether The Wake also influenced songs like "I am the Walrus."