"yob tvoi mat' (using the informal rather than the formal
That was the plural---all yo' mamas. Thanks, Victoria.
Isn't "yob" old British slang for a criminal? Anyone know how
that came into English?
Miker: The Ride of the Valkyries (flying shieldmaidens who
carry slain heroes from the battlefield up to Valhalla), and
T.S. Eliot, The Hollow Men: "We are the hollow men/We are the
stuffed men/Leaning together/Headpiece filled with straw.
Alas!..." It goes downhill from there. Conrad's "Mistah
Kurtz--he dead" stands as a subhead.
I was surprised by the director's cut of Apocalypse Now
because, as I remember, it's so much less anti-American than
the original release. Which doesn't make it complimentary,
but is an improvement.
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