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    This is a translation of Shakespear's "Hamlet" into layman language:The Up-Goer Five Text Editor=

    This is translation about "Moons Of Saturn" in layman language:The Up-Goer Five Text Editor

    There are other hall of fame too:The Up-Goer Five Text Editor

    This is a software called Up-Goer Five that restrict writer to 1000 commonly used word. Here's a news of it: 'Up-Goer Five' text editor restricts writers to 1000 most commonly used words

    NOTE: I'm not affliated with this link. I post it here because it is artful, and soo COOL!


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    Aaargh!
    Not only does it not quite work as advertised, it completely destroys the majesty of the original - I only looked at the Hamlet.


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    I think it make it easy for people to read something that they normally won't read.
    Hamlet for example, now really make sense for the layman.
    "To be or not to be: Whether it is better in the mind to be hurt by the pain that life throws at you, Or to take arms against life's troubles..."
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    It's attempting a too-literal "translation" to make it "modern".
    For example: "To be or not to be: Whether it is better in the mind to be hurt by the pain that life throws at you, Or to take arms against life's troubles..."
    "To be or not to be (can't leave that out!): is it better to put up with the pain of life, or do something about it..."

    "In the mind" is unnecessarily redundant and "to take arms" is still an archaic usage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msafwan View Post
    This is a software called Up-Goer Five that restrict writer to 1000 commonly used word. Here's a news of it: 'Up-Goer Five' text editor restricts writers to 1000 most commonly used words
    Reminds me of Basic English.
    Grief is the price we pay for love. (CM Parkes) Our postillion has been struck by lightning. (Unknown) War is always the choice of the chosen who will not have to fight. (Bono) The years tell much what the days never knew. (RW Emerson) Reality is not always probable, or likely. (JL Borges)
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