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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Come? Un topo!

Quiz for our readers: what is being "re-worded" below:

X: What wilst thou make or cause, to perform or carry out? thou wilst not kill me unlawfully and with malice? Assistance, assistance, ho!
Y: What, ho! Assistance! Assistance! Assistance!
Z: How now! Any of several kinds of black, brown or grey, long-tailed rodents, resembling, but larger than, the mouse? No longer living, for a coin of silver, no longer living!
Y: O, I am killed by violence!

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7 comments:

  1. woody2:51 PM

    Polonius bites it

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  2. Anonymous6:40 PM

    I could tell you, but I would need a three year supply of veeta-vita-veja juice.

    Suffice to say, we are back on the time question:

    veeta(803474)
    Time destroys everything
    We are the mindless drones of the world

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  3. Woody has it! Umberto Eco went through those lines and substituted dictionary definitions for key words. The goal was to dispute Jakobsen's contention that re-wording is a form of translation -- a "translator" would not get paid for transporting that version of the play into another language.

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