The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1454 Monday, 19 July 2004
From: W.L. Godshalk <
Date: Friday, 16 Jul 2004 17:24:36 -0400
Subject: 15.1444 Sonnet 89
Comment: Re: SHK 15.1444 Sonnet 89
Susan St. John asks:
>Is there no evidence that lame could have also meant 'stupid and
>pointless', as it is used in today's vernacular?
Yes, there is evidence. Check OED s.v. lame, adjective 2 fig., which
cites Othello's "lame conclusion" as one example among others.
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