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Old 12-20-2009, 07:59 PM
Judy Patsch Judy Patsch is offline
 
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Default Good tidings from the steamboat mail

Yesterday a welcome item arrived via mail packet...(no, it wasn't the fall Reflector issue, which isn't at the printers yet)... it was my copy of Capt. Charlie's River Lexicon. Coincidentally this definitive tome of river terms arrived at the same time this discussion of different dialects was ongoing on .org. The lexicon is going to go right up there with the packet and towboat directories, the steamboat cyclopedium and the engine room cyclopedium as essential and oft-perused references. Facts enriched with Capt. Charlie's observations make this a treasured tome.
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