I Am Become Death

J. Robert Oppenheimer, master of nuclear physics, not-so-great with the English grammar*. Also, whose first name is J.?

*In his defense, it makes perfect sense in French. “Je suis devenu la mort,” which would in real English be “I have become death.” But he’s not French. So it makes no sense.

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2 responses to “I Am Become Death

  1. you probably know this, but that’s a quote from vishnu. so you’ve got beef with him.

    LOL SEE WUT I DID THAR

    • HIGH-FIVE

      …But in all seriousness, apparently that was Oppenheimer’s own translation, as he was quite proficient in Sanskrit. Not English, though.

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