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Catalogue, Arranged by Issue, of All Material That Has Appeared to Date in Bikwil

Issue 19, May 2000
Issue 20, July 2000
Issue 21, September 2000
Issue 22, November 2000
Issue 23, January 2001
Issue 24, March 2001

Issues 1-6    Issues 7-12    Issues 13-18    Issues 25-30    Issues 31-36    Issues 37-42    Issues 43-48    Issues 49-54    Issues 55-60

 

Author Catalogue    Series Catalogue    Title Catalogue

 

 

Issue 19, May 2000

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Surely Not Another Great Leap Forward?

Tony Rogers

The editor announces Bikwil's Web site, welcomes the newsletter's fourth year and thanks a few special people
The So-Called American Spelling Annette Potts Webster's Dictionary and Australian spelling
Foolishness Unbridled Tony Rogers Fun and games with "our flawed intellectual tradition"
My Good News Week Bet Briggs She sprang to the library, and ref books, and pen
A Word in Your Pink Shell-like Harlish Goop Review of  Jeffrey Kacirk's Forgotten English, a book about words that "never quite made it into Modern English"
Quintessential Quirky Quotes Various Quotes from G.K. Chesterton, W.C. Fields, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Shirley Maclaine and Rev. Sydney Smith
Web Line Tony Rogers Media influence, media abuse and the legislative, independent-watchdog- and self- control thereof
Bearded Man, Reclining Therese Kenyon A new contributor arrives with some art under her arm
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Fizzgig Have you heard what they're saying about Richard Burbage, Will Shakespeare and a certain lady?

Issue 20, July 2000

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"Let Therefore the Next Friendly Contributor . . . Write Secretly . . ."

Tony Rogers

Our editor’s quest for quietly enthusiastic input goes on
In Memory of Oscar Joan Willmott-Clarke Nostalgia for a beloved steed
A Word in Your Pink Shell-like Harlish Goop Not exactly everything you wanted to know about clichés, but still plenty to be going on with
Bread Bet Briggs The poet extols the joys of her daily bread — words
Where Three Ways Meet Bunty Eight magnificently useless pieces of information
Clavierübung Tony Rogers Our Memorable Moments in Music series continues with a piano story — with a few fifes and drums thrown in, not to mention hundreds of sheep
Web Line Tony Rogers A briefer history of time
Quintessential Quirky Quotes Various Quotes from George Burns, a New Zealand newspaper, Denis Norden, Saki and Mark Twain
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Fizzgig Some more about those ancient Ethels

Issue 21, September 2000

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News from Cyberspace

Tony Rogers

A far flung audience begins taking notice
Game Plan Tony Rogers The Sydney Olympics in context
Begin bohdan yuri A poet at exam time
On the Trail E. Roy Strong Another tall (but allegedly true) story from Sleepy Jack Hanrahan
Plum Tree Bet Briggs Life after death
Web Line Tony Rogers Now that Bikwil is doing it, we'd better ask, "Does any good really come from putting a print magazine on the Internet?"
A Word in Your Pink Shell-like Harlish Goop The odd chance remark rears its head again
Quintessential Quirky Quotes Various Quotes from Fred Allen, Sir Winston Churchill, Clifton Fadiman, Jerome K. Jerome and Alexander Woollcott
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Fizzgig Ferries — here and there

Issue 22, November 2000

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Five Easy Pieces

Tony Rogers

Another brainteaser for you to grapple with
Yard Work John Birkbeck Some intriguing lines about the lady of the house and her yard boy
Web Line Tony Rogers Progress report on Bikwil's first six months on the Internet
A Word in Your Pink Shell-like Harlish Goop Solutions to two earlier musical anagram puzzles
Quintessential Quirky Quotes Various Quotes from Samuel Johnson, Groucho Marx, H.L. Mencken, Dorothy Parker and Tommy Smothers
Being Bet Briggs Imagine yourself as a morning flower . . .
Here Be Nutters Tony Rogers Bikwil celebrates a few Sydney oddballs, and for good measure investigates a serious book on the whole subject of eccentricity
The Feral Joke Collector Various Some hilarious church messages Katisha has stumbled upon
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Fizzgig Entrepreneurship, but do you really think you should try this at home?

Issue 23, January 2001

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A Few Words for the Reader Who Has Heard It All Before

Tony Rogers

Now, what might those words be, do you suppose?
Jazz, a Womanly Thing? Clare Hansson A woman's place is in the band
Quintessential Quirky Quotes Various Quotes from Woody Allen, Beachcomber, Arnold Bennett, Rodney Dangerfield and David Lloyd George
A Word in Your Pink Shell-like Harlish Goop Bandersnatch vs. computerese?
Down Limerick Lane Tony Rogers A failing quartet drags itself back from the brink
The Book Lover Therese Kenyon Reader in paradise
Web Line Tony Rogers Some more sources of electronic texts
In the Saddle Again Bet Briggs Postscript to her Good News Week
Do You Remember? Lavinia Godfrey Childhood and adolescence — where did they go?
Larick and the Aratronts Harlish Goop At last!  Your next Bandersnatch excerpt (Paglet 4)
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Fizzgig All good clean seventeenth century fun

Issue 24, March 2001
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“More Puzzled than the Egyptians in Their Fog”

Tony Rogers

Let’s hear it for perseverance and lateral thinking
Newsworthy Tony Rogers American beauty
In March Time Bet Briggs A peak-hour dance
Interesting Origins R.K. Sadler Strange perhaps, but true — another in this stimulating series of derivations
Web Line Tony Rogers Hot and cool: some jazz sites on the Internet
A Word in Your Pink Shell-like Harlish Goop Anagrams unite! (otherwise spelled “marinate Angus”, “Austrian mange”, “anaemia grunts”, “auntie’s ragman” or “migrant nausea”)
The Station Lachlan Drysdale A railway platform briefly comes alive
To Phrase a Coin or Two Tony Rogers A puzzle solved
Quintessential Quirky Quotes Various Quotes from Frederick Loewe, Spike Milligan, Marilyn Monroe, Sir Peter Ustinov and Evelyn Waugh
From the Back Verandah Fizzgig Start your own rumour


 

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