Famous Last Words

Discussion of other topics not necessarily Keats or poetry-related, i.e. other authors, literature, film, music, the arts etc.

Moderators: Saturn, Malia

Postby Saturn » Fri May 25, 2007 11:29 pm

Those words are actually on his gravestone I believe :lol:
"Oh what a misery it is to have an intellect in splints".
Saturn
Forum Administrator
 
Posts: 3939
Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:16 am

Postby Malia » Sat May 26, 2007 1:28 am

Hmm, maybe we're thinking of the same dude!
By the way, did you know Mark Twain was the first to use the word "dude"--i.e. introduce it into popular culture? He also helped coin the word "hello"--especially as the standard way to answer a telephone. Alexander Graham Bell wanted people to answer the phone by saying "ahoy there!" but, well, it just didn't catch on :lol:
Stay Awake!
--Anthony deMello
User avatar
Malia
Forum Administrator
 
Posts: 1606
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:55 am
Location: Washington State, USA

Postby Saturn » Sat May 26, 2007 10:15 am

I've always been curious about hello I had heard something similar but it seems strange to think that the word is only so recent as that :shock:

I always thought dude came from the old west.
"Oh what a misery it is to have an intellect in splints".
Saturn
Forum Administrator
 
Posts: 3939
Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:16 am

Previous

Return to Miscellaneous

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron