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.
Monday, May 28, 2007
Silly Alfred, Silly Boethius
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Me too! I also got a review copy. I haven't read it yet, but I plan to and to review it, as well. I think he's blanketting the medieval blogger market.ReplyDelete
I just had a look at the DOE web corpus and it looks like that might be true, but of course it's sælig=blessed. Somehow I thought the word occurred more frequently in the OE corpus, but apparently not.ReplyDelete