Date: Tue, 28 Aug 1956 08:17:27 +0000 From: Tom Dalzell Subject: Damon Runyon Grant: 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