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Topic: Tro shink

From: Brian Myers
Location: Auckland NZ
Date: 11/09/2010

I recently re-read "Queen of Angels" - my initial reading was maybe 10 years ago. I googled "tro shink" and found your message board archives - not much there on that phrase, though.

Towards the end of the novel, someone says "isn't that 20th century Singapore slang?", so I asked a workmate about it - she grew up in Singapore. She told me "Tro shink" is a region and a road in Singapore, somewhat notorious as a red-light district.


Re: Tro shink

From: Greg Bear
Date: 11/19/2010

Yet another layer to the enigma! To tell the truth, I've lost track of my original inspiration for the phrase, so this is fascinating. Thanks, Brian!

Re: Tro shink

From: patrick
Date: 11/19/2010

Oh, come on, Greg. Tell it like it is. Whether through age or experience - we're just losing our minds.

Re: Tro shink

From: Greg Bear
Date: 11/26/2010

I blame my own bacterial computers.

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