October 4, 2001
How could I have braved it through last weekend? After all, I had a five page paper to write for my Shakespeare class on 20 lines from Romeo and Juliet. Fair enough. But have you ever read that story? It's an attack on human decorum. Every scene has at least 50 sexual references. If someone says, "A right fair mark," the footnote reads, "a target or vulva". That's a pretty wide margin of interpretation. Some other great footnotes taken out of context include rooster's testicle, sexual penetration, loose women, untamed virgin, and skirt chaser.