Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/15/17

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One of the things the Empire taught:  that apart from citizenship, the synonymous inheritance of the citizenship was the literature.”   —   Derek Walcott

(Our very first Derek Walcott quotation, since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  Ironically, the esteemed gentleman passed away only about three months ago.  It looks like he lived a very full and rewarding life though.  Good for him.  I drew a blank on his first name.  I wrote out all the unused consonants, and considered a few losing combinations, before my V-8 moment!  My son’s name is Derek.  Mama said there’d be days like this.  Be well and do well, friends.)   —   YUR


6 Responses to “Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/15/17”


  1. 1 Marie June 15, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Ha! I got the quote deciphered too, but was stumped on Derek as well, even though I have his poems in my collection.
    V-8 moment indeed!

  2. 2 unclerave June 15, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    LOL! I love it! — YUR

  3. 3 Susan June 16, 2017 at 6:31 am

    Funny thing, I got Derek right away. The quote itself is what doesn’t make a lot of sense to me and I kept thinking surely a word or two had been left out.

  4. 4 unclerave June 16, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    I agree, Susan. I get it, but it definitely did not roll of the tongue easily. I thought he was just referring to how proud the Brits are of their great writers. The Chaucers, Blakes, Dickens, Austens, Miltons, Shakespeares, etc., etc. I just wrote it off as the stylings of a poet.

    — YUR

  5. 5 Dean Booth June 17, 2017 at 8:56 am

    I guessed Jered, which is a legit name. I also thought the quote was near gibberish.

  6. 6 unclerave June 17, 2017 at 11:45 am

    . . . but, another one for the Anti side. I’ve found that it doesn’t really pay to argue Poetics . . . or Ebonics. Just practice English the best way you know how! — YUR


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