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  • Jamie was a natural polygogue; he acquired languages and dialects with no visible effort, picking up idioms as a dog picks up foxtails in a romp through the fields.

    Drums of Autumn

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  • "Jamie was a natural polygogue; he acquired languages and dialects with no visible effort, picking up idioms as a dog picks up foxtails in a romp through the fields."
    —Diana Gabaldon, Drums of Autumn (NY: Dell, 1997), 140

    January 17, 2010