Thursday, March 19, 2009

One simple rule to understand Shakespeare

From venerable time-waster

[I] was once told in all seriousness, by a college English lit professor who specialized in Shakespeare, that any time you're reading Shakespeare and encounter a word that you don't know or that doesn't make sense in context, you should assume it's slang for something sexual. It's actually the most useful trick for understanding Shakespeare I ever learned.

Dang, that's one perceptive prof.

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