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Old October 16 2012, 01:57 AM   #19
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Re: The Linguistic Downgrading of the Romulans

Lenard's reading does suggest that he is answering the question AND saying something else.
I'm reminded of the line in Hamlet, always read as "But in the beaten way of friendship, what make you at Elsinore?"
I (and others) have always believed the first part of this line should be grouped with the earlier lines, after R&G say they await Hamlet to walk out first:
"No such matter. I will not sort you with the rest of my servants, for, to speak to you like an honest man, I am most dreadfully attended. But in the beaten way of friendship!"
"shall not be infringed" is naturally open to infringements of all kinds, because shut up and think of the children.
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