Friday, March 28, 2008

Distracted with Punctuation

Friday, March 28, 2008

And you said Cormac’s use of punctuation is distracting and annoying? Try James Joyce, instead. The following is quoted from the last chapter of Ulysses. The 35-page chapter consists of only seven sentences.

Yes because he never did a thing like that before as ask to get his breakfast in bed with a couple of eggs since the CITY ARMS hotel when he used to be pretending to be laid up with a sick voice doing his highness to make himself interesting for that old faggot Mrs Riordan that he thought he had a great leg of and she never left us a farthing all for masses for herself and her soul greatest miser ever was actually afraid to lay out 4d for her methylated spirit telling me all her ailments she had too much old chat in her about politics and earthquakes and the end of the world let us have a bit of fun first God help the world if all the women were her sort down on bathingsuits and lownecks of course nobody wanted her to wear them I suppose she was pious because no man would look at her twice I hope Ill never be like her a wonder she didnt want us to cover our faces but she was a welleducated woman certainly and her gabby talk about Mr Riordan here and Mr Riordan there I suppose he was glad to get shut of her and her dog smelling my fur and always edging to get up under my petticoats especially then still I like that in him polite to old women like that and waiters and beggars too hes not proud out of nothing but not always if ever he got anything really serious the matter with him its much better for them to go into a hospital where everything is clean but I suppose Id have to dring it into him for a month yes and then wed have a hospital nurse next thing on the carpet have him staying there till they throw him out or a nun maybe like the smutty photo he has shes as much a nun as Im not yes because theyre so weak and puling when theyre sick they want a woman to get well if his nose bleeds youd think it was O tragic...and yes I said yes I will Yes.”

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

@$%*-!

Angeli said...

see, you won't be distracted with punctuation marks anymore because there aren't any! hahahahahahahaha

Anonymous said...

Bet you can't do that in Singapore. :)

Anonymous said...

I think he lost his punctuation license. :)

Angeli said...

don't they issue punctuation licenses in Singapore? maybe i should ask Carla. :)

 
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