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  •  As a tad in high school about 1960, I read (4+ / 0-)
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    poco, Brecht, mikidee, Monsieur Georges

    it.  I was somewhat of a Latin scholar (it being a Jesuit school, I took both Latin and Greek), and enjoyed the exuberant excommunication/curse, with the head-to-toe detail.  (There's some really good stuff in Rablais as well.)

    A while back there was some thread where curses came up and I was delighted to contribute Sterne's masterpiece.

    Real plastic here; none of that new synthetic stuff made from chicken feathers. By the morning of 9/12/2001 the people of NYC had won the War on Terror.

    by triplepoint on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 10:55:22 AM PST

    •  Yes, I enjoyed the excommunication. (1+ / 0-)
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      Monsieur Georges

      I had six years of Latin, and half a year of Greek, in English boarding school. I keep meaning to find a good book on rhetoric.

      "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

      by Brecht on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 12:43:02 PM PST

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