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Re: Funeral Elegye
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1214  Thursday, 19 June 2003

From:           Bob Grumman <
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Date:           Monday, 16 Jun 2003 10:16:49 -0400
Subject: 14.1202 Re: Funeral Elegye
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1202 Re: Funeral Elegye

Chris Kendall writes:

>I still remember my
>surprise some 20 years ago hearing an American friend use the
>exclamation 'un-fucking-believable!'

I got introduced to that kind of thing in the air force (US) twenty
years before that and thought the guy using "un-fucking-believable" and
similar terms (e.g., "in-goddam-credible," "inte--fucking--lectual") had
invented the mode.  I thought he was absolutely brilliant.  He WAS, in
fact, a bright fellow.  I wonder who did invent it.  Actually, for all I
know, my friend did.  Can't remember when and where I discovered other
people used the same device.  More than a couple of years later.

--Bob G.

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