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oroboros commented on the word hwat
Or "Listen Up!"
January 5, 2007
bookmoth commented on the word hwat
HWAT is the first word of Beowulf. It's usually translated as "So" (as in, "So, there I was, with a gun on my hip and a dead wolf at my feet).As a professor explained to me, it's more like, "Yo!" or "Hey!" or "Shut the F- up, I wanna tell a story!"