Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Once and Future One-liners

Cheap action movies are filled with cheesy one-liners, often uttered by the hero just before dispatching a villain.

This is by no means a modern phenomenon, and I came across one such line in Morte Darthur, a book published in 1485:

"[King Arthur] slew a great giant named Galapas, which was a man of an huge quantity and height, he shorted him and smote off both his legs by the knees, saying, 'Now art thou better of a size to deal with than thou were,' and after smote off his head."

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