Monday, August 18, 2008


Someone wrote to me today to tell me that she had written a letter with the word Anglo-Saxonists in it, but the spell check flagged Saxonists. She reported that it offered the following alternatives: Zionists, Agonists, Soloists, and Sexiness (my own MS Word 2003 also offers Canonists).

From now on, when someone asks me what kind of medievalist I am, I'm going to reply, "Anglo-Sexiness."

1 comment:

  1. What's Old English for "spit-take," I wonder?

    Perhaps.... lippe-regn-ceahhetung.

    (Apologies for the iffy OE. It's been some time since my class in undergrad.)