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).