Danny Wier wrote: > Someone who laughs at his own jokes. Oh, I do *that*. And wince rather dramatically, with verbal accompaniment, at some of my other thoughts. > Talking continuously without any pauses, even between sentences or > even paragraphs, so that no one can chime in with a comment. Everyone does this except me. But the real question is this. Recently I browsed through my Year Four writing book, i.e. from when I was nine, to get material for a web page on the stories I wrote when I was young. In that writing book, I discovered about three pages near the start, entitled "The Helper of Understanding the Stories in this Book Dictionary" [sp/gr errors removed], which as it turns out is mostly a glossary of fictional diseases!! With what word do you describe the sort of nine-year-old mind that came up with *those*? The page I'm doing about my old stories doesn't contain any of this, though. It's more about stories that had an existence outside of the classroom and are historically significant wrt my history of writing. http://web.netyp.com/member/dragon/create_old.htm Adrian.