[Milton-L] Text massaging

Mario DiCesare dicesare1 at mindspring.com
Fri Nov 18 11:25:46 EST 2005


Peter,

No! With major effort, I guess, one might comprehend them. Cui bono?

Mario A. Di Cesare




Peter C. Herman wrote:
> 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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