Question: "High" concepts in Fantasy

Katarina Hjärpe head_overheels at
Tue Mar 4 07:49:17 EST 2003

>Has anyone ever actually tried pronouncing (or, more to the point,
>remembering) the full name of Bree in _The Horse and his Boy_?
>You mean Breehy-hinny-brinny-hoohy-hah? I almost called my son that!
>Seriously no, but there does seem to be a kind of pleasure to be got from
>training oneself to remember very long names.

Yes, I do that a lot. Like the octopus in one of Erik Linklater's books 
(I've only read it in Swedish): Culliferdonto Foscofolio Polydesteropouf, 
married to Dildery Doldery Casadiplasadimolodysjenkendorf Rustiverolico 
Silverplask. I'd love to hear what those names are in English, btw. :-)

I still haven't quite managed to remember the name of Johan Gambolputty de 
von Ausfern Splender Schlitter Crasscrenbon fried Digger Dingle Dangle 
Dungle something something something of Ulm. Must go practice.


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