Tuesday, April 13, 2004

w@ dzt thou knw?

a scene from 12th Night translated into Txt
(via collision detection)

see also BBC Classic Texts in TXT for reader's suggestions.

Reading the last comment, I'll be checking to see if Chris Coutts' Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet is in "true L33T" or Basic l33t.

Comments: w@ dzt thou knw?

See, what we need to do is translate Romeo And Juliet into Txt for the benefit of David Beckham, who I understand is having some txt related dramas of his own...
Posted by Scott Wickstein at April 14, 2004 12:25 AM

heh heh.

May be more prudent of Becks to txt bits of the Bard, and I'd be interested to see if the tabloids would publish the transcriptions.

"I know a lady in Venice would have xxxxxx barefoot
to Palestine for a xxxxx of his nether xxx."

Othello 4.3.42-3, Emilia speaking to Desdemona about Lodovico

Posted by boynton at April 14, 2004 01:38 PM

A horny chap, that old Bard... and as for that lady in Venice, someone should take her aside and point out there are other fish in the sea...

Lear to Gloucester:
"Thou rascal beadle, hold thy bloody hand!
Why dost thou lash that whore? Strip thine own back;
Thou hotly lust'st to use her in that kind
For which thou whipp'st her. The usurer hangs the cozener.
Through tatter'd clothes small vices do appear;
Robes and furr'd gowns hide all."

I'm all for dressing down, but I'm ashamed to reveal small vices.

Posted by Scott Wickstein at April 14, 2004 05:26 PM

Scott is led by the craft of sport to the art of life. Zounds, sirrah.. thine own small vices are likely to be shouted at the umpire.
Posted by David Tiley at April 15, 2004 02:22 AM

And not even referred to the third umpire- sent back to the pavillion..
Posted by Scott Wickstein at April 15, 2004 12:30 PM

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