Thursday 23 January 2014

Novel Idea: That's Told Me

I'm down to the last 22k on the first edit. I'm a little cross-eyed but generally feeling positive.

Was combing through Chapter 11 when I chanced across the word 'jail' and wondered, idly, as one does, which might be the most in-keeping of the two spellings: jail, or gaol.

As I do on a regular basis, I turned to my trusty fallback: Etymology Online, usually a fairly high-brow and informative tool for checking the origins of words.

However, on typing in 'gaol,' I got this:

see jail, you tea-sodden football hooligan.

I sense this may be a tetchy subject for its editor.

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