… and on the topic of pregnant women

April 9th, 2010

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.

3 Responses to “… and on the topic of pregnant women”

  1. PJ on April 9, 2010 3:16 pm

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

  2. Robin on April 9, 2010 3:40 pm

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

  3. Alyson on April 9, 2010 7:28 pm

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

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