spenk commented on the word spoon
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
spenk commented on the word gairethinx
a spear donation, or donation of property
spenk commented on the word thing
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....