I think Wilde both understood the double-meanings of his word choices, and purposefully made their use ambiguous and silly enough in the play to obscure any direct referents. That wasn't uncommon at all in 19th and early 20th century Anglo-Irish literature, and even earlier — the double-meanings, not the coded words… » 9/02/14 4:35pm 9/02/14 4:35pm

I appreciate the power of the Twitter form, but the topic is a dense, problematic and layered one, and the limits of the form reduces the subject to sloganeering. It's like trying to lay out a campaign platform in a 30 second ad or a bumper sticker — the form necessarily flattens the message into a caricature of… » 5/28/14 4:41pm 5/28/14 4:41pm