> When I wrote for newspapers, short items were called
blivets. No idea of
> origin of the term but this posting consists of three blivets.
Richard, Are three blivets called a trivet?
> So every one of my 20 made the top 100. My initial reaction to that is
> disappointment. Maybe I did not give the list sufficient thought. On the
> other hand, it is probably just evidence that my daughters are right when
> they accuse me of priding myself on being eccentric and on this list I was
> so, well, typical.
Just think of all the publishers who would love to acquire
somebody who instinctively could pick what are considered the
best without having to think about it. It's sort of like
being able to unerringly answer will it play in Peoria?
I guess the only Rara Avis counterpart to the Lafferty quote
was submitted by Colin who wrote, "Dora !
Suarez I suppose would never have got in, being dead and all. "> Mark
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