Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Digest Number 1548

Date: 07 Jul 2007

Jim wrote:

"Indeed, fascinated as he was with the literary possibilities of American colloquial language, Chandler actually went to the length of compiling his own dictionary of American slang just to be sure he was using it accurately in his work."

Sidestepping the overall debate (for once), just wanted to point out that Chandler also seemed very proud that his term for death, "the big sleep," was became a colloquialism used by others.


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