Monthly Archives: December 2012

“900 years of beef”

Professor Avuncular Feldspar, aka Ari Hoptman (of Verner’s Law fame and the grammatical analysis of Copacabana — see earlier posts) gives a hilarious account of the Norman Conquest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7-nIFIKM7c  

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English a Scandinavian Language?

Professor Jan Terje Faarlund argues that Modern English actually derives from the language of the Scandinavians in the Danelaw area, not from Old English, and thus is  a North Germanic language. Read more: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121127094111.htm#.UL-248eoWbg.email  

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