February 04, 2006

Quote For The Day

A shprakh iz a diyalekt mit an armey un a flot.
Found in the wonderfully wandering comment thread upon a post about translating Shakespeare into English.

When I was in high school, we studied Hamlet from a nearly original text. A few words were omitted; they no doubt feared we would have reacted as the pit audience at the Globe had to the mention of "country matters". Only one word was "modernized", leading me to recite the end of the soliloquey we all had to memorize as "...enterpritheth of great pith and moment in thith regard their currenth turn awry, and looth the name of action."


Just noticed I'd left out the link so I've added it.

Posted by triticale at February 4, 2006 11:32 AM | TrackBack
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