[DWJ] New edition of Neverwhere

Dorian E. Gray israfel at eircom.net
Thu Nov 17 14:22:41 EST 2005

Minnow said...

> Dorian wrote:
>>I have the 1993 New Shorter OED.  It knows "rund" but not "roon".  Whether
>>it's the same "rund" it knows as the one you meant, I have no idea.
> This is seriously strange.  I have just been able to check a 1999 S.O.D.,
> and that knows "roon" but not "rund"!

Ark, sorry.  I got confoozled between dictionary and computer; my OED, like 
the one you checked, knows "roon".  Not "rund".

> If the rund you met is the roon I found, then it has the meaning given in
> Chambers.  I prefer the ideas members of the list have had, though.

Me too.

> Thanks for the reassurance about Neil not being too shattered by the time
> he got to Dublin.

ISTR you don't have web access, so I quote the relevant bits of the blog 

"So I did the Rattlebag radio show, and it was really a delight to do.

"I love Dublin, love my usual Dublin Hotel (it's the Clarence - 
http://www.theclarence.ie/ - and is one of the nicest hotels anywhere in the 
world, comfortable and understated and excellent. I'd probably even stay 
here if I was paying for myself, and am sorry I'm only here for one night), 
and after the Rattlebag show I did a signing for everyone who'd managed to 
get tickets (they only had 200 seats, and they were almost all gone before 
they announced the event). After the interview I did a Q&A with the audience 
for a while that won't be broadcast, but will probably go up on the 
Rattlebag website....

"The signing was fun, if a bit rapid as we had to get 200 people out of the 
studio as soon as possible -- everyone seemed to have enjoyed the evening 
with its various readings and conversations, and they were happy I was 
there, and I was happy to be there.

"Fun all round."

Until the sky falls on our heads...

Dorian E. Gray
israfel at eircom.net

"Worst fears realised darling Seth and Rueben too send gumboots."
- Stella Gibbons, "Cold Comfort Farm" 

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