[DWJ] Town drain

Mark Allums mark at allums.com
Sun Sep 13 16:43:59 EDT 2009


Eleanor Joslin wrote:
> 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.
> 
>     Eleanor


Actually, I think I *am* a borderline dullard.  But that is Off Topic.


Mark Allums,


Who had a somna-whatsit* last night, and goes back for more tonight.

*Sleep study



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