[Milton-L] Text massaging

John Leonard jleonard at uwo.ca
Fri Nov 18 11:58:39 EST 2005


It must be an incompatibility between software.  The symbols look right in the message David posted, but they have been mangled in the one from Peter.  I used the square root symbol and the letter 'F' to signify "fruit".
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: David Boocker 
  To: 'John Milton Discussion List' 
  Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 11:23 AM
  Subject: RE: [Milton-L] Text massaging


  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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