"Norval" ... How do *you* pronounce it?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Sep 1 00:52:52 UTC 2009

At 5:51 PM -0400 8/31/09, Mark Mandel wrote:
>"I am the Dean and this is Mrs. Liddell.
>She plays the first, and I the second fiddle."
>(source: Gardner, M., The Annotated Alice, 1998, p.100)
>cited at http://www.alice-in-wonderland.net/alice9.html
>ISTR also some mention by Carroll of "the two little girls", punning
>on the name. Gardner probably has it, but I'm AFB (away from book) at
>the moment.
Yup, that's where I must have learned it myself.


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