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You overhear a snatch of somebody’s conversation, you don’t understand much but may understand part. Personally I love the detail in Shakespeare in Love where Will is walking around London and hears some maniac yell, “a plague on both your houses.” Sure! and he quotes it! not a clue what it means: except that what it means is perfectly clear!
I just scribbled an email to my son and his family that would have to be chapter length if a stranger were to be introduced to the context: never mind, leap right in, get the parts you can get without any intro:
|language degenerating into jargon
I wake up this morning my head swimming with digesting DiLorenzo
We’re taught Jefferson as though it were English!
talking as though the soiled sheets in the brothel were clean fresh
I do volunteer that knowing Thomas DiLorenzo’s book on Lincoln and his book Organized Crime would help.