Jan 20, 200603:41 PMThe Life
Milton's opus reduced 2 txt msg
Jan 20, 2006 - 03:41 PMThe Daily Telegraph (UK) recently reported that Paradise Lost has been successfully shoehorned into a mobile-phone text message:
"Devl kikd outa hevn coz jelus of jesus&strts war.p'd off wiv god so corupts man (md by god) wiv apel.devl stays serpnt 4hole life&man ruind.woe un2mnkind."
The translation, approved by Prof. John Sutherland, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, reads: "The devil is kicked out of heaven because he is jealous of Jesus and starts a war. He is angry with God and so corrupts man (who is made by God) with an apple. The devil remains as a serpent for the whole of his life and man is ruined. Woe unto mankind."
Put that in your Nokia and smoke it.