This topic, and some others, makes me feel left out. My native tongue isn't english, so I don't understand what you're talking about
Sorry about that Christian. Nate is playing off of the fact that Ish's mother was an 'ancient' literature professor, and that while she was alive she would often reference those works of literature in her daily life... which of course had an effect on Ish. Ish will often try to quote some works of literature as he tries to analyze a certain situation, but more often than not he will mess the quote up, which usually results in something pretty funny. For instance, in Double Share Ish states that "Something is rotten in the state of Hallmark." This is actually a misquote of "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark" which is taken from Shakespeare's Hamlet.
I get quite a kick out that.