11 Feb 2013
19 Mar 2009
My Inner Geek RejoicesSubmitted by Karl Hagen
For my birthday, I received Don Ringe's From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic and I've been reading it while taking the train in to work.
I find that even though I'm not in academia any more it's refreshing to spend some time perusing hard-core historical linguistic geekery, particularly since I've never really delved into PIE with the depth that I should have. I suspect that many Anglo-Saxonists tend to skimp on their study of the linguistic pre-history of English, especially the earliest stages.
4 Jun 2006
The Etymology of 'Cunt'Submitted by Karl Hagen
[Update #1: Olympia seems to have taken down postmoderncourtesan, so the link is dead.]
Last time, in reference to a post on Postmodern Courtesan, I wrote about the sound of cunt and the impression that it sounds "harsh". Today, as promised, I want to talk about its etymology.