Podictionary's word today is silly. According to Hodgson, the first recorded use of silly in English is in King Alfred's translation of The Consolation of Philosophy. I had never heard that before, and now I'm going to have to look it up myself next time I'm in my office.
By the way, I recently received an examination copy of Manolo the Shoeblogger's Consolation of Shoes. I'll write a review of it soon.