Prince Charles on the loss of meaning
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 96 21:22:37 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: Prince Charles on the loss of meaning
Forwarded-by: Keith Bostic <email@example.com>
Forwarded-by: CSH Little <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Well, frankly, the problem as I see it at this moment in time is
whether I should just lie down under all this hassle and let them walk
all over me, or whether I should just say O.K., I get the message, and
do myself in. I mean, let's face it, I'm in a no-win situation, and
quite honestly I'm so stuffed up to here with the whole stupid mess
that I can tell you I've just got a good mind to take the quick way
out. That's the bottom line. The only problem is, what happens if I
find that when I've bumped myself off there's some kind of a, you know,
all that mystical stuff about when you die, you might find you're still
-- know what I mean?
Prince Charles' re-do of the famous Hamlet soliloquy in 'dumbed-down'
English, in his Cranmer Schools Prize speech, where he complains about
the loss of meaning and significance in the efforts to make English, and,
in particular, the Bible, much easier to understand, rather than true to
its original wording and background.
© 1996 Peter Langston