The Room in the Dragon Volant

The Room in the Dragon Volant

by J. Sheridan LeFanu
Read October 2019

Fun early mystery. Kind of like Don Quixote, in that reading it now is a bit tough because the conventions of a mystery story have tightened so much.


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Ichor – for when you need your bodily fluids to be more god-like

This one is delicious.

colloquy – for when you need to elevate your conversations

from col– together + –loquium speaking, from loqui to speak

  1. A talking together; a conversation, dialogue. Also, a written dialogue.
  2. A meeting for conference.
  3. Church blah blah.

All the modern dictionaries mention that it’s specific to elevated speech/conversation. Interesting that “colloquial” is used to mean common speech.

Definition of colloquy in the OED