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Re: 2 Henry VI (TLN 2488)
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0870  Thursday, 8 May 2003

[1]     From:   Martin Steward <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 7 May 2003 15:30:34 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.0864 2 Henry VI (TLN 2488)

[2]     From:   Bob Grumman <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 7 May 2003 16:10:10 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.0864 2 Henry VI (TLN 2488)


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From:           Martin Steward <
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Date:           Wednesday, 7 May 2003 15:30:34 +0100
Subject: 14.0864 2 Henry VI (TLN 2488)
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0864 2 Henry VI (TLN 2488)

>"Half the candidates who applied for an English teaching job had never
>studied Shakespeare, nor had they, during their three years at
>university, been required to read anything written before the nineteenth
>century."
>
>From the Pulpit, Literary Review, May 2003.
>
>"They [nano-robots] work on the molecular structure of atoms."
>
>(Oxbridge educated) Editor, BBC2, May 2003.
>
>Which extract should cause the greater lamentation?

The second - because that at least appears to be a real statement by a
real person and not a statistic someone just made up to fulfill their
deadline requirements.

And it's surely more sensible to criticize someone who has said
something silly (or careless) rather than someone who is just ignorant
but (presumably) has no qualms about admitting that ignorance.

m

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From:           Bob Grumman <
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Date:           Wednesday, 7 May 2003 16:10:10 -0400
Subject: 14.0864 2 Henry VI (TLN 2488)
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0864 2 Henry VI (TLN 2488)

>"Half the candidates who applied for an English teaching job had never
>studied Shakespeare, nor had they, during their three years at
>university, been required to read anything written before the nineteenth
>century."
>
>From the Pulpit, Literary Review, May 2003.
>
>"They [nano-robots] work on the molecular structure of atoms."
>
>(Oxbridge educated) Editor, BBC2, May 2003.
>
>Which extract should cause the greater lamentation?
>
>Best wishes,
>Graham Hall.

Okay, who told that guy about my theory of nuclear physics!?  I swore
everyone I told about it to secrecy till Nature publishes my paper on
it!

--Bob G.

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