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Get Milking!

Better late than never, my latest guide to the origins of the months. We are now half way through Thrimilcemonath. That’s the phonetic rendering. The Anglo-Saxons used a rune-like symbol that’s fallen out of use to represent ‘Th’ sounds: Ðrimilcemonað. … Continue reading

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Problematic Words

Two pairs of words that cause confusion: If you reproduce someone’s exact words, such as ‘Martyn Beardsley’s new book Murder in Montague Place is the best crime novel in years’… …then it’s a quotation not a quote. The words are … Continue reading

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