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2:11 AM
Q: Parody of Lewis Carroll's parody, "You are old, Father William"

Timothy ChowYou Are Old, Father William is a poem by Lewis Carroll that appears in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. It is a parody of Robert Southey's poem, The Old Man's Comforts and How He Gained Them. I recall once seeing a version of "You Are Old, Father William" that could perhaps be described as a pa...

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12:51 PM
Q: Is there a Latin translation of the Epic of Gilgamesh?

LaravelThe Epic of Gilgamesh (Carmina de Gilgamo) appears to have been translated into many languages but I didn't find a Latin translation, does it exist?

^ literature question on Latin Language SE
1:20 PM
Q: The Grand Old Duke of York: how did historical events become nursery rhymes?

Rand al'Thor"The Grand old Duke of York" is a well-known English nursery rhyme concerning the exploits of an not-specifically-identified duke of York. Wikipedia, citing the Opies and other books, gives a summary of the state of knowledge concerning which duke and which historical event are being referred to ...

We have 999 questions. The next one had better be something memorable.
Perhaps a question about the meaning of some passage in this book or this one.
2:17 PM
@Bookworm Belated HNQ.
2:31 PM
Or just find a good one and undelete it
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4:58 PM
@Randal'Thor Oh, you mean The Meaning of Meaning? ;-)
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6:17 PM
Q: What does "FACIT" mean in D. J. Enright's "The Typewriter Revolution"?

TypewrongerD. J. Enright's poem "The Typewriter Revolution" (1971) is a text in which a typewriter appears to revolt against its owner (?), resulting in the distortion of texts and literary allusions. Below is an example: TAB e or not TAB e i.e. the ? Tygirl tygirl burning bride The poem ends with the fol...

6:30 PM
@Bookworm @Randal'Thor Looks like this is number 1000. Less lofty subject than those books by Schiffer or Polanyi & Prosh, though.
7:08 PM
@Bookworm While researching that question, I stumbled upon a typewriter brand called Corona.
7:27 PM
@Tsundoku I learned to type on an Olympia portable (it was not very portable)
7:46 PM
@GarethRees I learnt to type on an Olivetti but never achieved the level of Cormac McCarthy or Eriek Verpale.
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11:14 PM
Q: Looking for a beauty and the beast type story

Catarina MarquesI'm looking for a beauty and the beast type short story where the beast wears a mask and wins beauty playing cards with her dad. I remember that the beast cries diamonds or some type of gem and gives them to her to attempt to woo her. At the end beauty becomes a beast instead of beast becoming hu...


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