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

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 25 22:40:51 UTC 2015


I always thought Hamlet was reacting to the bad grammar...

DanG

On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 6:26 PM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at ix.netcom.com>
wrote:

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> Wouldn't Shakespeare be smiling to see that the educated have finally
> caught up to him?
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> 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.
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>  From http://www.bardweb.net/grammar/03shifts.html, citing _A
> Shakespeare Handbook_.
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> Benjamin Barrett
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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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