As the baby-faced sunshine comes up over the greener than green hills in Teletubbyland - Ms Wilcox gets things under way with the immortal words (in the world of children's TV anyway): "Over the hills and far away, Teletubbies come to play ..." And then, following whatever antics we've enjoyed from those crazy beings who have tellies in their tummies, she brings the curtain, and the sun down, with: "the sun is setting in the sky, Teletubbies say goodbye," which is particularly impressive when you consider Toyah's position as one of the world's most famous lispers
The old folks in the nursing homes are toothless lispers
with voices worn with age.
There are certain departures from Tuscan: the Provencal of Arnaut Daniel in Purgatorio XXVI; the playful use of Bolognese slang in the meeting with Caccianemico in Inferno XVIII and Lucchese dialect in his meeting with Bonagiunta in Purgatorio XXIV; the nonsense of Nimrod in Inferno XXXI; the brief explosions of Latin in the greetings of Cacciaguida and the Latin hymns of angels; the swift and marked switch to the voi form in Canto XVI of the Paradiso; the inclusion, as Osip Mandelstam noted, of many kinds of stammerers, baby-talkers, and tongue-tied lispers
. (5) Yet these departures are all, to twist one of Dante's own metaphors, like a bit of salt sprinkled on bread.
This level of abstraction helps beginning Lispers
new to macros and stream management.
(*) In addition to alphanumerics, here's another way of turning letters into numbers: LETTERS LITTERS LISTERS LISPERS
LIMPERS LUMPERS LUMBERS NUMBERS