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    The Demonic FART

    This topic looks dead to mine eyes...

    Anyways, I just wanted to post this for all those who still dwell in the depths of this division.
    I was reading The Inferno the other day and noticed something. In Canto XXI when Dante and Vergil encounter those demons, it goes as: "And he had made a trumpet of his rump" (the last words of Canto XXI) I started laughing out loud. THAT DEMON IS FARTING!!! XD And to the looks of it, it looks like he's farting to signal the other demons with him! :P Woah...
    Strange.

    Until next time, I guess...
    ~QLintz
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    • The Inferno - Dante Alighieri
    • The Iliad - Homer

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    I remember when I read that for the first time I was like, half dead from laughing.

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    Yeah, that book has surprises every once and a while.

    That reminds me... My grandfather claims to have the "Out-takes" for every classical book... lol. He makes up this weird version of the book that uses a LOT a curse words and modern talk. Its SO funny. D I hope he writes this stuff down, if he does, I should post it. YOU ALL will get a KICK out of it
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    Yes, Dante has a great sense of humor when it comes to characterizing the demons!

    Is this from the Mandelbaum translation? The phrasing sounds really familiar....
    Ecce quam bonum et jocundum, habitares libros in unum!
    ~Robert Greene, Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay

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    More incentive to read "The Inferno"!
    I had recently purchased a copy and hope to begin in the next couple of weeks.
    misterreplicant's reaction is much like the reaction I recall when first reading the "Miller's Tale".
    Looking forward to the adventure.

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    Makes me want to read it even more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilde woman View Post
    Yes, Dante has a great sense of humor when it comes to characterizing the demons!

    Is this from the Mandelbaum translation? The phrasing sounds really familiar....
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's translation.
    Books completed in 2011:
    • Shadow of the Hegemon - Orson Scott Card
    • The Inferno - Dante Alighieri
    • The Iliad - Homer

    "Homer was on the rowing team at his high school." ~My grandfather

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilliatt Gurgle View Post
    misterreplicant's reaction is much like the reaction I recall when first reading the "Miller's Tale".
    Yes, yes, yes! That very same thought popped into my head!

    I just finished The Inferno rendered by Ciardi (is there any other version?) and I was impressed not only by the work, but the footnotes. His view regarding the objections - carried over from Victorian sensibilities - to the "disgusting aspects" is that Calvinists put more stress against the bodily functions whereas the Catholics were more opposed to the blasphemies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterreplicant View Post
    This topic looks dead to mine eyes...

    Anyways, I just wanted to post this for all those who still dwell in the depths of this division.
    I was reading The Inferno the other day and noticed something. In Canto XXI when Dante and Vergil encounter those demons, it goes as: "And he had made a trumpet of his rump" (the last words of Canto XXI) I started laughing out loud. THAT DEMON IS FARTING!!! XD And to the looks of it, it looks like he's farting to signal the other demons with him! :P Woah...
    Strange.

    Until next time, I guess...
    ~QLintz
    I think it has something to do with John, The Baptist. "... and he made a trumpet of his rump."

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