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Re: Funeral Elegye
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1240  Friday, 20 June 2003

From:           Bruce Golden <
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Date:           Thursday, 19 Jun 2003 10:39:00 EDT
Subject: 14.1214 Re: Funeral Elegye
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1214 Re: Funeral Elegye

>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.

Forgive me if I've missed a post suggesting this kind of expression is,
I believe, an example of the rhetorical figure called tmesis.

Bruce Golden

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