well im hoping to go to the southport signing, but i only get back from a hectic few days in ireland so i dunno if i'll be up for it, and do you know what after all the time ive spent wondering if i ever met him what would i say, i can honestly say i still dont know what to say
Left home (Kent) at 06:20 this morning got to book shop @ 11:30 ... first in the queue, with blagging a few people to take a couple of my books to be signed, if they only had one book, and going round three times, I did manage to get 40 books signed today, plus 3 I was made to buy in the shop, in order to get my priority ticket each time. You wont find any of them on E-Bay anytime soon either
Mr P as always displayed great humour throughout the day.
Finally got home just before midnight - the wife thinks I am totally sad, but I had a great day, standing in the rain in Southport. That and the 10 hours, 600 mile round trip.
I have just watched the video clip that is with the article and there is a short clip of me getting a boxed set of the miniature books signed ... well its my arm you can see ... but it is a world famous arm now !!!!!!!!!
It was great to see Mr P in Southport although I was in the poor schleps queue (There were 2 queues one for those who bought a copy of Nation or Folklore on the day, or the other queue for those of use who already had copies, the first queue were seen with priority) where was CMOT Dibbler to provide sustainance while we queued? (hmmm now there is an idea! LOL)
I can't actually remember what I said to Mr Pratchett (I remember calling him that and him saying "Terry, please") Still too weird calling by his first name seeing as I don't know him.
I just mumbled lots of random vowels and constonants at him and tried to not pass out
Thanks Magrat, this is really interesting - I love to hear things about the evolution of language, it reminds me of the evolution of DNA (there are even papers written on this - would this qualify for an Ig Nobel or is it sufficiently sensible?).
I know some people get upset when the English language changes, but I'm not one of them. Bring it on!