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Great works of literature ruined by a single sentence

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Blandmum Sun 16-Sep-07 15:59:04

Idea stolen from the Time ed website

'Hey Godot, you're early!'

BecauseImWorthIt Sun 16-Sep-07 16:00:11

Innkeeper to Joseph and Mary - "yes, there are plenty of rooms, come in!"

tortoiseSHELL Sun 16-Sep-07 16:00:39

"Darcy, will you not dance?"
"Yes, I will ask Elizabeth Bennett"

(at the first ball in the book)

Sheherazadethegoat Sun 16-Sep-07 16:00:48

jane eyre - 'she's in the attic' shouted out panto style

tortoiseSHELL Sun 16-Sep-07 16:01:37

"You're a wizard Harry. Have you never done anything you didn't intend to, have strange things happen?"


Sheherazadethegoat Sun 16-Sep-07 16:01:48

anna karina - 'you know i don't think i will shag you, i am married'

tortoiseSHELL Sun 16-Sep-07 16:05:03

On a similar vein - in the anthem 'This is the Record of John'

"Art thou Elias?"

"ANd he answered Yes."

Blandmum Sun 16-Sep-07 16:07:20


It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into his breast thought he might pop out an buy a pet rat.

Pruners Sun 16-Sep-07 16:07:55

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Blandmum Sun 16-Sep-07 16:08:59

'Excuse me Golum, but I think I've found your ring'

Pruners Sun 16-Sep-07 16:12:46

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Blandmum Sun 16-Sep-07 16:18:55

As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he got out of bed and made himself a sting cup of coffee 'Wierd dream, he thought.

WideWebWitch Sun 16-Sep-07 16:19:48

Last night I dreamed I went to Manderley.
where there was no housekeeper or any kind of help at all.

BreeVanDerCampLGJ Sun 16-Sep-07 16:21:45

Snort at Manderley...

BreeVanDerCampLGJ Sun 16-Sep-07 16:23:53

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, Northern Rock were running out of money...grin

Now I really must go and jar up my homemade mince meat. <<preen>>>

Blandmum Sun 16-Sep-07 16:24:51

Gone with the Wind
'Sod Tara, I never liked the place anyway'

Pruners Sun 16-Sep-07 16:27:21

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Blandmum Sun 16-Sep-07 16:29:19

not literature, I know but

Bridget Jones Diary

'I've decided that fat is a feminist issue'

NKF Sun 16-Sep-07 16:31:19

"Not to worry. Plenty more fish in the sea" Othello.

Blandmum Sun 16-Sep-07 16:36:41

'M Proust, I am very sorry, but all the small cakes have been sold'

EffiePerine Sun 16-Sep-07 16:39:51

It's a bloody GIRL

Shakespeare passim

Blandmum Sun 16-Sep-07 16:40:11

LOL effie!

Twiglett Sun 16-Sep-07 16:42:17

the bible "bring me the head"

all together now

"oooooo nice plates"

Twiglett Sun 16-Sep-07 16:45:01

"It was the best of times. No it really was. Everything was just peachy. The End"

jaynehater Sun 16-Sep-07 16:47:30

"And the wonderful thing about tiggers is...

that we don't really care"

<my interpretation of 'literature' has been genetically modified>

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