now American Engish no motorcycle content at all--but I'll bet you'll read it
masonjs at nrtco.net
Thu Oct 30 10:15:28 PDT 2008
Damon Runyon was a writer in the 20', 30's & 40's.
In the event that you do not know or have never heard of Damon Runyon and/or
Runyonese, here are a couple of paragraphs (sentences) from "The Hottest Guy
in the World"
Of course I do not believe Big Julie does all the things the coppers say,
because coppers always blame everything no matter where it happens on the
most prominent guy they can think of, and Big Julie is quite prominent all
over the U.S.A. The chances are he does not do more than half of these
things, and he probably has a good alibi for the half he does do, at that,
but he certainly is hot, and I donot care to have hot guys around me, or
even guys who are only a little bit warm.
But naturually I am not going to say this to Big Julie when he pops in on
me, because he may think I am inhospitable, and I do not care to have such a
rap going around about me, and furthermoreJule may become indignant if he
thinks I am inhospitable and knock me on my potato, because Big Julie is
quick to take offence.
So I say hello to Big Julie, very pleasant, and ask him to have a chair by
the window where he can see the citizens walking to and fro down in Eighth
Avenue and watch the circus wagons moving into Madison Square Gardensy way
of the Firty-ninth Street side, for the circus always shows in the Garden in
the spring before going on the road.
It is a little warm, and Big Julie takes off his coat, and I can see he has
one automatic slung under his arm, and another sticking down in the
waistband of his pants, and I hope and trust that no copper steps into the
room while Big Julie is there because it is very much against the law for
guys to go around rodded up this way in New York City.
If you want to read more you'll have to get on E bay and buy either The
Damon Runyon Omnibus on Guys & Dolls.
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