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“[In Quicksilver, p254] he said that the town name Ajo is pronounced Ah-joe. It is not. It is originally a Native American word that was changed to Spanish and in neither iteration was it pronounced Ah-joe. It is pronounced Ah-hoe and if you can give it just a hint of a gargle in the back of your throat in the middle, then you’ll have it. It means garlic in Spanish.”
“He referred to the TV show Family Guy as ‘The Family Guy,’ used Jackie Chan and jujitsu as verbs, he described the creature from Alien as a ‘face clutcher’ instead of facehugger, and ‘Galactic Invaders’ instead of Space Invaders”
p283: “The word megalomaniac did not exist in 1970, when the novel was published; it wouldn’t come into use for another two decades.”
According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, it was first used in 1982 a mere 12 years later. However, according to my Compact Oxford English Dictionary, its first use was in 1980. I’ll give Dean this one.
p311: “We located him in a neon-dazzled arcade with at least a dozen pinball machines as well as early stand-alone consoled like Ms. Pac-Man and Galactic Invaders.”
The console was named Space Invaders, but there was a pinball machine named Galactic Invaders.
“Tigers are physically incapable of purring.”
I’m going to disagree with this last one about the tiger. Here it is in context:
“So I ran after her, and when I found her, she had her back to a tree, and the tiger was growling at her, and the only weapon I had was a four-inch rip blade.”
“No melodrama now. Alphonse wasn’t growling, he was purring.”
It’s a child saying that the tiger was purring, not growling, to her grandfather. The fact that tigers can’t purr just shows that the grandfather’s opinion is the correct one.
- “Single Image Sparked Idea for Latest Thriller”, The Big Thrill, January 31, 2022
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