Date: Tue, 28 Aug 1956 08:17:27 +0000

From: Tom Dalzell slangman[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PACBELL.NET

Subject: Damon Runyon


Yes - Damon Runyon indeed had quite the voice. David Maurer blessed

Runyon's grasp of underworld lingo, and on top of that Runyon was not

shy in the coining department - original Runyon rhyming slang, words

enhanced by decorative and meaningless suffixes, slight twists of

meanings of words and expressions, double plurals, double past

particples, functional shifts, etc. etc.

Check out Runyonese: The Mind and Craft of Damon Runyon by Jean Wagner

(Paris and New York: Stechert-Hafner, 1965).

Tom Dalzell