Annotations and comments

cyclops has posted seven annotations/comments since 12 May 2017.

The most recent first…


Second Reading

About Saturday 20 July 1667

cyclops  •  Link

"You have the mail, Baldrick?"

(Tugs fetlock) "Yes Mr Blackadder, Sir. Here's one from the Prince Regent's private sec'y, reads 'Your letter of the 4th instant returned for insufficient grovel', 1 groat postage due."

Gertz steals a march on Richard Curtis ....

About Friday 19 July 1667

cyclops  •  Link

Glyn - David Mitchell has put his effort into a new series, Upstart Crow, as a constantly frustrated author of Shakespearian works. "It's what I Do!!", he explains to all who will listen

About Cider

cyclops  •  Link

Trans-atlantic translations can be tricky ... I grew up on Colonial cider, so after 3 glasses at the student union at the University of Sussex in 1967, me legs went into business for themselves, a memorable experience; since then I have favored the expression "legless"

About Friday 21 June 1667

cyclops  •  Link

In 1963, I went down into a talc stone mine in rural northern Vermont (USA) and heard distinctly Elizabethan English spoken by most of the miners.

About Wednesday 12 June 1667

cyclops  •  Link

Gertz - you should collect your bits of dialog into one document and post it on this site. I enjoy them as much as I do Sam's stuff.