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Re: Something John Donne Said. by Bill Shakespeare on 2003-08-10 00:46:53

John Donne enjoyed criticising my work but you Howard are quite perversely non-sequitur in your engagement of language associations and I like that quite a bit. You will not be critical of me because your dendritic neural connections are misfiring and you spew forth fun fuckamations of communicative dyslogic. I laugh here now in Stratford-upon-that-bitch-of-a-community-Avon and enjoy viewing your nonsense on this particular web address. Cheers!

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Re: Re: Something John Donne Said. by Howard on 2003-08-11 19:08:05  |  Reply to this
  Hmm. Sounds like Bill went to college, after all these years.
So, a mandrake root is forked, something like a crotch. And to "get with child" such a thing is obviously impossible. Which is, of course, the point, as the rest of the poem (and even that first verse) clearly shows. But the "go fuck a stick" remark is due to an English prof of mine. While both formulations are funny, Donne's is certainly more elegant.
But, you have me pegged right. I actually prefer the second form.