What's the meaning of "You verminate the sheet of your birth"?
Does it have a figurative meaning?
What is "the sheet of your birth" referring to? Any guess?
I really hate the way everyone thinks it is a Pinter's play so the words are meaningless! The words, phrases, and sentences might be odd and uncommon, but I'm sure they're not utterly meaningless!
The immediate context:
GOLDBERG: No society would touch you. Not even a building society.
MCCANN: You're a traitor to the cloth.
GOLDBERG: What do you use for pyjamas?
GOLDBERG: You verminate the sheet of your birth.
MCCANN: What about the Albigensenist Heresy?
GOLDBERG: Who watered the wicket in Melbourne?
MCCANN: What about the blessed Oliver Plunkett?
GOLDBERG: Speak up Webber. Why did the chicken cross the road?
From Harold Pinter's play The Birthday Party; more complete context available via Google Books.