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.
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....
Nov 24, 2008
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