[Milton-L] Text massaging

David Boocker JD-Boocker at wiu.edu
Fri Nov 18 10:23:44 EST 2005


Sorry,

My transcription did not come out right.

 

I substituted the Ace of Spades for the cross.

 

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 Peter C. Herman
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 9:54 AM
To: John Milton Discussion List
Subject: RE: [Milton-L] Text massaging 

 

Am I alone in finding these t-m's incomprehensible?

pch

At 07:31 AM 11/18/2005, you wrote:



John,
 
I think your text-message transcription relies too heavily on the concept of
the fortunate fall, esp. line 3.
 
Might I suggest 
 
Brt ¢¼ in2 " n¡¯all our ;
 
 
Dave Boocker
 

 

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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