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Posted: 01 November 2011 05:06 AM   [ Ignore ]
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More on the topic of Shakespeare being Shakespeare

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Posted: 02 November 2011 06:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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An excellent demolition job.  Really, I wish all those Oxfordians and other refugees from reality would just admit that they want rule by bluebloods and stop beating around the bush with fake literary criticism.

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Posted: 02 November 2011 07:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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If anything, it seems that any time Shakespeare used foreign languages in his plays, it is done in such a way that an uneducated audience could still follow along.

lh: they prefer to be called Oxonians, but I imagine you knew that and are just trying to piss them off. :-)

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Posted: 02 November 2011 08:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Oxonians, in my world, are people who went to Oxford University or live in the town.  But pissing them off is certainly not something that bothers me.

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Posted: 02 November 2011 08:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Oxonians, in my world, are people who went to Oxford University or live in the town. 
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I’ve done goofed. Had my brain in backwards. Let’s never speak of this again.

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Posted: 02 November 2011 08:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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all those Oxfordians and other refugees from reality

Nitpick: the term for that group of people is usually rendered “Oxonians”. This may be a covert reference to “Oxo”, a substance made originally at Fray Bentos, in Uruguay, from a concentrated extract of otherwise inedible animal carcasses, mixed with other, less costly, materials*. Oxo was for many years used by English cooks as an inexpensive additive to stews, soups, etc. No definitive relationship has yet been estabished, however, between the eating habits of Oxonians and their literary attitudes.
(Note: In all fairness, it’s been a long time since I lived in England, and I know for a fact, from numerous visits, that English food habits have changed a great deal since then. Any change must have been for the better).

;-)

* If you doubt me. see Wikipedia, s.v. “Oxo”, and (believe it or not) “Justus von Liebig’s Extract of Meat Company”.

Edit: Pipped by OP Tipping.

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Posted: 02 November 2011 08:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Any change must have been for the better

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Posted: 02 November 2011 09:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I hope I haven’t offended your sensibilities, ElizaD, or anyone else’s. I didn’t mean to. In recent years I’ve eaten very well indeed in Britain, and today, a visit to a supermarket like Sainsbury’s is a real pleasure to a food-loving man. I lived in England a few years after WW2, when British food was, I think, at an all-time nadir. The food at the Student’s Union cafeteria at the University I attended was very cheap, but by far the worst I’ve ever choked down. The food at an IDF training camp fifty years ago (where most of the edible pickings, such as they were, were stolen by the kitchen staff) was a Lucullan feast by comparison.

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Posted: 02 November 2011 09:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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JFTR, the OED documents the use of Oxfordian but not Oxonian for adherents of the “Earl of Oxford wrote Shakespeare” theory, consistent with lh’s use. The latter term is just for those who live in the city of Oxford and people or things associated with the university, although Oxfordian is also used in that sense.

Ozzie was an Oxfordian but not, AFAIK, an Oxonian.

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Posted: 02 November 2011 10:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Not at all offended, lionello!

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Posted: 02 November 2011 10:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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JFTR, the OED documents the use of Oxfordian but not Oxonian for adherents of the “Earl of Oxford wrote Shakespeare” theory, consistent with lh’s use. The latter term is just for those who live in the city of Oxford and people or things associated with the university, although Oxfordian is also used in that sense.

*does victory dance*

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Posted: 02 November 2011 01:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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JFTR, the OED documents the use of Oxfordian but not Oxonian for adherents of the “Earl of Oxford wrote Shakespeare” theory, consistent with lh’s use. The latter term is just for those who live in the city of Oxford and people or things associated with the university, although Oxfordian is also used in that sense.
*does victory dance*

(utterly deflated, resolves to leave nitpicking to others from now on. Gropes sheepishly for vodka bottle.)

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Posted: 02 November 2011 02:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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And the topic of Shakespeare’s authorship did not come up in any of my tutorials these past few weeks—we’ve been discussing Lear. Woo hoo!

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Posted: 02 November 2011 06:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Do residents of Oxford, Ohio (home of Miami University:  yes, it is confusing) count as Oxonians?  I have family there, and they might be interested to know.

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Posted: 03 November 2011 02:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Richard Hershberger - 02 November 2011 06:02 PM

Do residents of Oxford, Ohio (home of Miami University:  yes, it is confusing) count as Oxonians?

A whole nother question, one which I think we discussed elsewhere.  IIRC, residents of Mexico, NY are known as Mexiconians.

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Posted: 03 November 2011 05:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Ron Burgundy established that people from San Diego are San Diegons.

His theories on the origin of the name, however, did not bear close scrutiny.

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