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#115804 - 11/13/03 07:56 AM Speaking of the OED,
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what ever happened to the film version of Winchester's The Professor and the Madman? It was supposed to be released in 2001; I haven't heard a thing since, and googling has proved unsatisfactory.

Anyone know anything?


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#115805 - 11/13/03 08:41 AM Re: Speaking of the OED,
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And someone wants to film a man turning his penis into an elongated misshaped thing through compulsive masturbation, whilst fantasising about etymologies? I can see that this will be the new Titanic.


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#115806 - 11/13/03 08:45 AM Re: Speaking of the OED!
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Nah, shanks. That bit would only be referred to occasionally, as comic relief.


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#115807 - 11/14/03 08:25 AM Re: Speaking of the OED!
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My memory () of the book tells me he cut it off. So therefore, wouldn't he be comic sans?


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#115808 - 11/14/03 08:48 AM Re: Speaking of the OED!
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and who's the straight man?

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#115809 - 11/20/03 08:27 AM Re: Speaking of the OED!
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Well, not him, obviously!


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#115810 - 11/20/03 11:08 AM Damn!
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I want a straight [sic] answer

tsuwm, you who have an inside track to said dictionary, help me out here.


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#115811 - 11/20/03 11:29 AM Re: Damn!
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okay, okay -- I'll send a query to Jesse.

in the meantime, here's a chat with Winchester wherein he mentions the movie rights.
http://snurl.com/32yp


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#115812 - 11/20/03 11:35 AM Re: Damn!
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I love this line from the Chat:

The two crucial sources were the previously secret files at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum in England, and St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington D.C. Plus a lot of U.S. Army records, Civil War records, and the amazing archives at Oxford University Press (which preserve such things as the tail of a mouse found among the dictionary slips -- and filed under the letter T, not M, a matter that offended some linguistic pedants).


(Italics mine)


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#115813 - 11/20/03 11:39 AM movie futures, or moron the movie
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