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    Ru on at greater lenght

    Hello,

    Can a good soul explain to me the meaning of the bold text?

    Leigh didn't have (what she used to call, to mock James M. Cain) a "short" that night, and I can't remember what Ed's story was. But I wound up doing the driving down to the Pacific Dining Car, and we left straight from the studio. Ray must've come by cab; he met us at the Bronson Gate, and I did my thing downtown for a good big T-bone dinner. Also Bermuda onion, Rondo Hatton's jaw-sized tomatoes with Roquefort dressing, and Zucchini Florentine. Ray drank; I never touch the stuff. We had an absolutely nova-squooshing dinner. Thus, before I run on at greater length, the answer to the question "Can you reminisce a bit about your Ray Bradbury connection?" is frozen in Ray's asserveration: We're brothers.

    The Weariness by Harlan Ellison, 2012

    Thank you very much

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    #2

    Re: Ru on at greater lenght

    It means to talk excessively or extensively about the subject. It also invokes imagery of a run-on sentence.

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    #3

    Re: Ru on at greater lenght

    Take care with your spelling. There are two errors in your title even though you spelt the words correctly in your post.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Ru on at greater lenght

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnyxxx View Post
    Can a good soul explain to me ...?
    You have used this expression in a few threads. It is not natural English. We would use anybody or somebody.

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    #5

    Re: Ru on at greater lenght

    I believe a "kind soul" is more natural.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: Ru on at greater lenght

    I think "teacher" would be better.

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    Re: Ru on at greater lenght

    'Anybody' is good enough for me. We have several non-teachers who give excellent answers.

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