The Silver Eel

"A gape-jawed serpentine shape of pale metal crested with soot hung high for a sign."

Sunday, September 28, 2008


Our computer died and we've only just got the new (actually, acquired) one up and running on tinternet: hence, lack of recent posts.

Also, despite switching to 'Layout' rather than 'Template' on Blogger, I'm still not getting a 'post title' box when composing posts, a small but persistent irritation for anyone using RSS - not to mention me - which I suspect is due to my ham-fisted buggering about with HTML in order to change the font and colour scheme about two years ago...I shall be conferring with Ningauble and Sheelba.

In the meantime...I note that Andrew Motion's endangered word is 'skirr', which I'm sure is used by Leiber in a Fafhrd and Mouser story - the Mouser parries and his opponent's blade skirrs past his ear, or somesuch.

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