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Ripostes and Rejoinders – Speculative Readers

More mail from my engaged readership. A skeptical reader isn’t sure she believes that the sauna at my gym is a TARDIS – a time-traveling device that deposits me somewhere different and unexpected every time I leave its confines. “You know” she writes, with the faintest allusions to sarcasm, “that so called health club is really an interdementional space station in disguise.”

I couldn’t help but be struck by the clever reappropriation of spelling rules. Maybe “interdementional” is a typo. Or maybe my reader believes that rather than dimension-hopping, I am actually dementia-hopping – hence the interdementional space station.

Oh, clever reader!

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