[DWJ] Town drain

Eleanor Joslin eleanor at dreamvine.org.uk
Sun Sep 13 16:38:02 EDT 2009

On 13 Sep 2009, at 20:59, Mark Allums wrote:

> Roger Burton West wrote:
>> On Sat, Sep 12, 2009 at 11:25:51PM -0700, estairm at yahoo.com wrote:
>>> Okay, please explain.? Could you mean down train?? What am I  
>>> missing?
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoonerism
>> Search in the page for "town drain".
>> R
> I am aware of the Spoonerism, but I took this literally, given the  
> actual context of the book.  Am I really that big of a dullard?

You aren't a dullard.  Quentin is not making a spoonerism, he's just  
quoting Spooner.  Given the Erskine/drains connection, of course he  
means it literally too.


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