[Milton-L] Text massaging

David Boocker JD-Boocker at wiu.edu
Fri Nov 18 09:31:00 EST 2005


John,

 

I think your text-message transcription relies too heavily on the concept
of the fortunate fall, esp. line 3.

 

Might I suggest 

 

Brt ♠ in2 " n’all our ;

 

 

Dave Boocker

 

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From: milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu [mailto:milton-l-
bounces at lists.richmond.edu] On Behalf Of John Leonard
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 8:47 AM
To: Milton-l at lists.richmond.edu
Subject: [Milton-L] Text massaging 

 

It seems to me that a text messaging version of PL has real potential.
Consider the puns we have just been discussing:

 

/F- 2 Me Tho /F B 2 xs

Here "xs" is in lower case to signal the muted quality of the pun described
by Ricks (the tone would have been very different had Eve said "XS").  Then
there are the opening lines:

 

Of %s #1 xOBDnc + /F 

O L 4bdn Tre whs _tal tst 

Brt _ in2 " n’all our ;

Till 1 > % ( + Hvnly &

 

 

And everyone will of course recognize this simile:

 

His 8 2 = wch tllst | 

X on Nouijn hls 2 B |

Of AmRl = `

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