Sunday, August 5, 2007

"N" is for Neville, who Died of Ennui

I love the Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey. And in particular I love Neville, illustrated to the right. A workmate of mine had the entire alphabet of disaster on his wall. I need to hang Neville on my wall, a small framed ode to ennui and the dangers that lurk therein.

A friend of my close acquaintance insists that "ennui" should be pronounced "ENN-you-eye" and is threatening to start a momement to bring this about. This idea never fails to make me fall about laughing. Time for a marmite sandwich I think.

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