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  • When I was young, I would say the word spoon 25 or 30 times in succession. I found that most words lose their apparent sound-relevant meaning after doing this. Although I probably explained that incorrectly.

    It was almost as though they took on a different persona.

    November 25, 2008

  • a spear donation, or donation of property

    November 25, 2008

  • Donations of property were made in the presence of an assembly called the thing, which gave rise to the barbarous Latin verb thingare, to grant or donate before witnesses. If a man shall wish to thingare his property, he must make the gairethinx ("spear donation") in the presence of free men....

    November 25, 2008

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