NABOKV-L post 0014864, Fri, 9 Feb 2007 11:52:11 -0800

Pale Fire's Conmal
From: Don Johnson

Quite aside from the lines of inquiry suggested by Carolyn and Jansy re Conmal, has anyone noticed the simple fact that the name consists of CON "to study carefully", "to learn" plus MAL ("bad, badly")--perhaps a reference to his pathetic command of English as witnessed by his Shakespeare translations.

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