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Wassail!

Having put my trusty almanack of folklore to one side for another few years, I have now started dipping into my User-Friendly Dictionary of Old English (Bill Griffiths, Heart of Albion Press) once more. It isn’t as dry as it … Continue reading

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Among or Amongst?

Which one is right? Does it matter? ‘No’ seems to be the answer – certainly according to my New Fowler’s Modern English Usage. There – that was a short and easily digested posting, wasn’t it. Except, what caught my eye … Continue reading

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Language

Did you know you could speak several languages? I was once talking to a German, who spoke perfect English, about the similarities between our languages, and she tried to tell me that this was because they share a common Latin … Continue reading

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