[Ads-l] Heard: "I've had dinner...

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Tue Aug 25 22:26:11 UTC 2015


Wouldn't Shakespeare be smiling to see that the educated have finally 
caught up to him?

Othello:
Yes, you may have seen Cassio and she together.
Hamlet:
Making night hideous, and we fools of nature / So horridly to shake our 
disposition.

 From http://www.bardweb.net/grammar/03shifts.html, citing _A 
Shakespeare Handbook_.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

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> Wilson Gray <mailto:hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
> 25 August 2015 at 09:29
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> Well, just between you and I, ;-), I'm not very surprised. Over the past
> half-century, I've watched it move from somewhat only the half-educated
> would say to something that the well-educated write.
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> At times like this, I think, "Beowulf-poet, Chaucer, Shakespeare," and
> shed a tear. <sigh!>
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> Dan Goncharoff <mailto:thegonch at GMAIL.COM>
> 25 August 2015 at 05:54
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> I've even heard the mistake on Downton Abbey.
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> What is to be done?
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