Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Now I might do it, Pat

Is there some sort of Law of Prescriptive Retaliation for Shakespeare too? Such that any attempt to pick on someone's Bard-quoting skills:

Explaining the swiftness of his resignation, he mangled a bit of Macbeth: “If ’twere best it were done, ’twere well it were done quickly.”

... will be followed, sure as winter of discontent by glorious fall summer, by something like this?

An Op-Ed article on Monday about the similarities between the Murdoch scandal and Shakespearean tragedies incorrectly described Claudius’s actions in “Hamlet.” Claudius has married his brother’s wife — not his brother’s sister.

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