Date: Sun, 27 Jul 1997 18:48:30 -0400 From: David Bergdahl Subject: Re: boro-talk? On Sat, 26 Jul 1997, Gregory {Greg} Downing wrote: > In a literary document set in the late 1890s, there is a snatch of a > children's "secret language" that a colleague of mine is trying to source. > It is a simplified variant of pig-latin where you add -boro to the end of > every word, apparently so your younger siblings (or whoever else doesn't > know the lingo) can't follow what you're saying: > > "Goneboro toboro lookboro atboro aboro houseboro.... Becauseboro theboro > landboro lordboro willboro putboro usboro outboro." Look at a critical edition of Joyce's in which a fragment of this children's lang is used; I remember seeing a note to that effect in Anderson's edition. ===================================================================== == David Bergdahl Ellis Hall 114c Ohio University / Athens Associate Prof Fall Qtr office hrs: 9 TTh & by appointment English Dept tel: (614) 593-2783 fax: (614) 593-2818 bergdahl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ===================================================================== ==