On Sat, 12 Aug 2006, Hal Fulton wrote:

> LOL... I'd bet that the books Matt reads don't use
> that kind of slang in general.
>
> And yes, I do have some idea of what Matt reads.  ;)
>
> I wonder if I might have originally learned it from
> Doyle, Verne, and Wells? I know I didn't read any
> Shakespeare until 9th grade or so. And I have a
> feeling "nonce" was lying around in my mind long
> before I had a chance to use it in conversation.

I was thinking more of Terry Pratchett...

-- Matt
It's not what I know that counts. 
It's what I can remember in time to use.