Midday Palate Cleanser

abandon hope all ye who enter here

“Abandon hope all ye who enter here.”

Who knew the Gates of Hell looked like a Florida suburb?

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  1. “Are you the Gatekeeper of Gozer?”

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  2. E.A. Blair says:

    That’s a misquote. I have a bilingual edition of the Divine Comedy with the Renaissance Italian and English on facing pages. Using the skills that went into my linguistics degree, I translated the italian for myself. The original phrase is

    “Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate”

    , which is

    “Abandon all hope, those who enter here.”

    There’s quite a difference between “Abandon all hope…” and “Abandon hope, all ye…”.

    I get snarky when people misquote great literature.

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  3. Feline Mama says:

    “GAWD, Ollie, this is BOOOORRRINGGG!! How long did the humans say we have to guard this joint?” “Dunno Stan. Til drumph is NOT the Fake Prez anymore?? *sides, I don’t got no damn watch”.
    “Did they at least leave us some water & food??”

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  4. pym78209 says:

    “Who knew the Gates of Hell looked like a Florida suburb?”

    Um, everyone?

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    • Sirius Lunacy says:

      There is a large retirement community in my Florida town that locals tend to refer to as God’s waiting room. Usually when I hear someone say that I will interject with “or perhaps Satan’s?”

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      • tengrain says:

        I often say that Florida is the home of the newly wed and the nearly dead, but I like Satan’s Waiting Room a lot!

        Rgds,

        TG

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