(part of brett's logjam.)
18 April 2006
Why the hell didn’t anyone tell me that a fortnight was not 10 days, like I’ve mistakenly believed for years?
I mean, where the hell did I get the crazy idea that something that comes from f?owert?ene niht (old english, literally “fourteen nights”) was ten days?
At least I didn’t do this in public.
28 September 2005
I believe Jim has found a new tagline for his site:
Jim Henley: And the Thunderbird icon still looks like a greeting card envelope wearing a ridiculous blue wig.
Brett Peters: LOL
Brett Peters: What do you think about the Firefox logo?
Jim Henley: It doesn’t suck nearly as much.
Jim Henley: It’s sort of cute. Not at all like the planet Earth with a Viking beard.
Brett Peters: Now that you mention it, it really DOES look like the planet Earth with a Viking beard.
Brett Peters: You know that I’m never going to be able to look at it the same way again, right?
Jim Henley: Ah. That’s what the best writing does.
Brett Peters: The very best writing makes you think of Viking beards?
Brett Peters: How odd.
Jim Henley: They all laughed at Northrop Frye too.
Jim Henley: My theories await a new generation with the wit to absorb them.
4 April 2005
10 February 2005
More helpful OE links:
- Declension in English
- Old English
- Instrumental Case
- Introduction to Old English
- The Origins of Old English
Some books I’m currently going through: