[ilds] Country matters

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Thu Jul 5 11:27:01 PDT 2007

Thanks, RP, but you're not the first on the English stage.

Ham.  Lady, shall I lie in your lap?
Oph.  No, my lord.
Ham.  I mean, my head in your lap.
Oph.  Ay, my lord.
Ham.  Do you think I meant country matters?
Oph.  I think nothing my lord.

(Ham. III, ii, 110-16)


-----Original Message-----
>From: Richard Pine <richardpin at eircom.net>
>Sent: Jul 5, 2007 10:23 AM
>To: Bruce Redwine <bredwine1968 at earthlink.net>, ilds at lists.uvic.ca
>Subject: Re: [ilds] numinous woman
>I was interviewed by the BBC and was asked that question. I said 'Gonde is a 
>hinge, so she is the cunt on which everything hinges'. I thought I might be 
>the first to utter the 'c' word on BBC, but I was dubbed as to say 'She is 
>the cuney on which everything hinges'. RP
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Bruce Redwine" <bredwine1968 at earthlink.net>
>To: <ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
>Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2007 9:39 PM
>Subject: Re: [ilds] numinous woman
>> Well, that's Cunegonde all right.  And that's probably the fate of us all, 
>> which has its attractions.  By the way, anyone know the etymology of 
>> French Cunegonde?  I'm thinking of puppets, the theater of Punch and Judy.
>> Bruce

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