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MGM·Lion BS: Somniloquy (2) BS: Somniloquy 23 Jun 16


"Somniloquy": the word I found in Wikipedia for talking in one's sleep.

Not an uncommon phenomenon, and probably pretty incomprehensible and meaningless in general; but a striking instance has just come back to my memory many years later, which I wish to place on record.

One night in the mid-1960s, while my late first wife was a mature student at Cambridge {see, if interested, her Wikipedia entry sn Valerie Grosvenor Myer}, she suddenly exclaimed in the middle of the night, with absolute clarity and in the most authoritative of tones

"The populace must be kept awake — and amused!"

She had no recollection next morning of having said it, or of any sort of dream or dormant thought-process that might have inspired so peculiar and portentous a proclamation.

Anyone any other such 'sominiloquent' examples?

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