Marbles in the Mouth

Dava Sobel on John Harrison in Longitute:

Harrison, according to those who admired him most, never could express himself clearly in writing. He wrote with the scrivener’s equivalent of marbles in his mouth…. The first sentence [of his last published work] runs on, virtually punctuated, for twenty-five pages.

I propose we call long winded typing which no can understand the point “Marble keys”.

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