Pedant to Pedant.
Shouldn't that be R2D2 and C3PO (See-Threepio)
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From: "Robin Hamilton" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 8:56 PM
Subject: Re: A new list member
> > What _is_ "strict formalist verse"
> What Gioia writes -- Auden-and-water.
> > to me, all verse is as artificial as it
> > is natural, thus both strictly formal & louchely libre. If I write in
> > seventeeners (as I did a while ago, breaking my 'one a decade' rule),
> Shite -- did you REALLY manage that, Martin? Locksley Hall and A Tocatto?
> Put you there in the Big Time. Best I could manage were 4/3 quatrains ...
> > [Effusive greetings to you, Robin.
> Suddenly, I feel less alone.
> > But my initials were always MJ,
> Hrumph ...
> > which is
> > why Candice (what happened to her?)
> Um ... I was going to say ... But better backchannel this.
> > called me Jaywalker. What, I may ask in
> > turn, is CP 30?
> Typical bloody Candice, oblique to a fault ...
> It's all the same StirFriedFlim -- well, mibee not: /Forbidden
> Robbie the Robot, dem damn bots, I default to R2D2 / CP3O. Make star-was
> > Your Highlands Communist Party registration number?
> Heh, HEH! -- I had more sense -- I was an Independent Socialist in Glasgow
> in the sixties, but never was signed-up CP. Mind you, I could give you a
> ball-park guess as to who was. Like Black Angus, who WAS (not Highlands
> but) Islands CP.
> > Jest
> > larkin' about. I've also forgotten, if I ever knew, what arcane
> > <g> has,
> Ah, simple -- <g> is [GRIN] -- I gave-up trying to do smileys properly
> I realised how many more the Japanese had than we do.
> Neat to have you back, mate.