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3:14 AM
Q: A weird use of "do"

user100323In the poem “The Rum Tum Tugger” by T S Eliot, I found a use of do that looks utterly weird to me. This is the first stanza: The Rum Tum Tugger is a Curious Cat: If you offer him pheasant he would rather have grouse. If you put him in a house he would much prefer a flat, If you put him in a fl...

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6:26 PM
My new question is for you Literature people as well
Q: Giant guarding Wada's Keep, other sources for the legend

b_jonasEric Knight's short story “Strong In The Arms” (1942 or earlier, I've mostly read it in Hungarian translation from the volume [1]) talks about the legend of a giant guarding Wada's Keep. Let me summarize what we learn from the story. There's an old castle called Wada's Keep near the village of ...

6:55 PM
@b_jonas Karl Wentersdorf, "Chaucer and the Lost Tale of Wade", summarizes the little that is known about Wade.
(assuming that Knight's "Wada" corresponds to the Germanic hero Wade)
7:17 PM
@GarethRees Thank you for the reference, I'll look at that later.
7:37 PM
Q: What does ‘Kung mapatay di madeadball ’ mean?

TsundokuIn Nick Joaquin's story "Cándido's Apocalypse", the 17-year-old Bobby starts behaving rather strangely. After going "stowaway" and being brought back home, he wakes up the next morning and sees his father sitting on his bed. Bobby now sees his father in a different light than before, and he was ...


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