"Even his name means wanker."

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 14 14:35:45 UTC 2014

You know who. Think about it. Oxford educator Pauline Kiernan spells it out
again and again in her hilarious _Filthy Shakespeare_ (Quercus, 2005).

But wait... The dust jacket calls this Four-X-rated treatment of the bard
"deeply insightful."  So it isn't hilarious after all! It's true! (Maybe
both? Naaaa. But postmodernwise you can't tell what's real and what's a
riotous put-on. If you think you can, perhaps you're already obsolete.)

As for Kiernan, you be the judge. In any event, you'll never read Sonnet IV
the same way again.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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