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From: Peter Westlake <peter@harlequin.co.uk>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Name of the _Whorl_
Date: Fri, 15 May 1998 12:59:54 +0100

At 09:56 1998-05-14 -0400, Rostrum wrote:
>On Thu, 14 May 1998, Peter Westlake wrote:
>> Is there any special reason for the _Whorl_'s name?
>> It doesn't seem like an obvious choice for a hollowed-out
>> asteroid.
>For the travelers, Starcrosser is their whole World, but since it spins,
>they call it the Whorl.
>There are lots of passages where people use the same syntax as if they
>were going to say "world" but say "whorl" instead.  Stuff like, "She's the
>most beautiful woman in the whole Whorl!" or "Unlike Pas and Scylla and
>the other gods, the Outsider exists outside the Whorl."

That's a natural confusion arising from the name, though, surely?
I wondered why the ship had been called "Whorl" in the first place.
Of course, you get whorls of cloud around a typhoon. Maybe that's
it: an offshoot of Typhon and his empire.

  Spectacled bear.

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