… and on the topic of pregnant women

What is with all this Shakespearean nonsense about Macduff not having been “of woman born”? McSweeney’s puts that lie to the test:

MACDUFF: I was extracted surgically, in an operation.

MACBETH: Okay, but thou wast still born, right?

MACDUFF: No. Untimely ripped.

MACBETH: Okay, but after thou wast ripped, thou wast of woman born.

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3 Responses to … and on the topic of pregnant women

  1. PJ says:

    This is very funny! My kids are reading Macbeth for school right now and I might have to show this to them.

  2. Robin says:

    I had this exact argument with my 10th-grade English teacher.

  3. Alyson says:

    That’s fantastic. How do they get the snake out?

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