Time, perhaps, to unearth the Storyville
Glossary, now yellowed with age and somewhat out of date.
But perhaps of help...
compiled by Tamar Yellin
- a small seaside town in cyberspace, replete with crooked
alleyways, twinkling lights, haunts of questionable character,
Storyvillain, Storyvillean - a member of Storyville
(adj.) - anything bizarre, multi-faceted, off-the-wall, or
otherwise typical of Storyville
- symbolic creature, representative of the spirit of Storyville
Squid - same as above, but luminous
O'Coat - the Storyville mascot, currently in the keeping
of Prof. Eric G. Schaller of the University of New Hampshire,
- the opposite of squid ; also, subject matter of a scatological
or erotic nature
prawn - a conceptual paradox, representative of the teasing
nature of Storyville discourse
- a form of cannibalism ; standard or recommended fare at
Prize - an occasional prize, awarded to any Storyvillian
especially gifted in the dissemination of squid (ie. the ability
to introduce squid into any context)
Titles Prize - another occasional prize, awarded to Storyvillians
gifted in the creation of Titles for Literary Works
- an intoxicating liquor, sometimes partaken of by Storyvillians
: The above is an incomplete, inadequate and partial compilation
of the richly extensive Storyville vocabulary. It was composed
under the influence of alcohol. No etymological research was
undertaken. The services of Dr. Johnson were not available.
Please feel free to amend or extend if desired. Storyville
is a democracy.
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