[Milton-L] PL in one epigram

Mulryan, John JMULRYAN at sbu.edu
Fri Jan 16 09:17:42 EST 2015


good one!
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From: milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu [milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu] On Behalf Of Dario Rivarossa [dario.rivarossa at gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, January 16, 2015 3:33 AM
To: milton-l at lists.richmond.edu
Subject: [Milton-L] PL in one epigram

Dear friends, during the Christmas holidays I worked out some 70
epigrams, one of which is devoted to Paradise Lost. Unfortunately,
they are all based on untranslatable Italian puns. The Miltonian one
says:

     "Sir, peggio

     di così!"

     esclamò Adamo.


Meaning: "Sir, it couldn't be worse than this! -- Adam cried." But
"Sir, peggio" (peggio = worse) sounds like "serpeggio," I snake.
:-)

il Tassista / the Tasso Driver
http://tassonomia.blogspot.it

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