Gibberish Party

California Unlocks Shakespeare’s Gibberish

Frank Bergon | Los Angeles Review Of Books | 23rd April 2024

Solution to a longstanding mystery about a passage of "gibberish" in All's Well That Ends Well. Act four includes lines like "boskos thromuldo boskos" that had been assumed to be nonsense words invented by Shakespeare. It is, in fact, based on Euskara, the Basque language, which can be heard spoken with sounds like this in parts of rural California where emigrés still live (1,900 words)

Browser classified:

How to discover and consume 6,500+ podcast episodes without subscribing to any podcasts? Wenbin Fang shares his episode-centric listening approach with Listen Notes.

The Rise And Fall Of The LAN Party

Merritt K | Aftermath | 11th April 2024

The early 2000s were a singular moment for players of videogames, when the "isolated gamer" stereotype began to fade. Gameplay was becoming more complex and cinematic, but low internet speeds made it difficult to play together online. The LAN party — "local area network" — was the solution. Players brought their computers to communal spaces and plugged in together (2,900 words)

Does the internet sometimes feel like one big gibberish party? Make sense of the noise with The full Browser: get five outstanding articles, a video and a podcast daily, straight to your inbox.

Join 150,000+ curious readers who grow with us every day

No spam. No nonsense. Unsubscribe anytime.

Great! Check your inbox and click the link to confirm your subscription
Please enter a valid email address!
You've successfully subscribed to The Browser
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in
Could not sign in! Login link expired. Click here to retry
Cookies must be enabled in your browser to sign in