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Norse God of Mischief, Trickery. Divine Catalyst, Breaker of Stagnation, Force for change. Giant brother of Odin. Loki wavers between a weal-bringing culture-hero/trickster and a woe-bringing destroyer. He is responsible for getting the gods most of their...
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Story of the Celts: The Celts in Britain
The Celts in Britain [ 27 ] What is obvious when studying the Celts, as when studying anything, is that different experts say different things--there are always men of knowledge who have conflicting views about specifics. The dates of when the Celts came to...
History & Anthropology >> Celtic & Irish
Last year I wrote the Hagalaz article while snowed in. Later in the year I somehow managed to get the Nauthiz article written. (Library School is going well, got 3 A's and a B, should be finished by the end of 99, and in the spirit of Wunjo, a moderate "h...
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From Etymology to Paronomasia: Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth
He allowed himself a comment on this: "rather an heroic pun". (L 366, 27 August ... From Etymology to Paronomasia: Stevens, Bishop, and Others.
N.B. This version maintains the original format and page numeration
ETYMOLOGY AS POETICS IN THE WORKS OF JAMES JOYCE. Sean Valentine ... In Finnegans Wake etymological puns produce much of the text.
Herbert Marks, "Biblical Naming and Poetic Etymology,"
Gevirtz, "Of Patriarchs and Puns: Joseph at the Fountain, Jacob at the Ford," HUCA 46 ... 33-54; and Frank Zimmermann, "Folk Etymology of Biblical Names," in ...
On Puns - eCommons@Cornell - Cornell University
2 The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology (Oxford, 1962), deems pun ' probably one of a group of clipped words which became fashionable in Restoration ...
Drinking Feasts and Deceptive Feats:Jacob and Laban's Double Talk.
Puns and Pundits: Wordplay in the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Literature ... fact, the narrator givesJacob and all of his children punning etymologies.

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Debating Diversity
We know the etymology. It isn't that we didn't get it,” said Anne Harrington, master of Pforzheimer House and Ford professor of the history of science. “I don't think you could find a single House master who is comfortable using that title anymore.
The Dubious History of Pun (Pun Among Other Pungent Words)
Some time ago I received a question about the origin of pun. Since an answer to it would have taken up all the space I have for my monthly gleanings, I decided to devote a special post to this word.
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Taming of the Shrew: Maybe Not So Tame After All?
No pun intended. To be clear, the characters' disguises and dissembling throughout the comedy raise important questions about gender and social identity that are incredibly relevant in 2016. (Click here for a synopsis of the play.
A Brief History of Fiddling and Diddling
Is there a difference between fiddling and diddling?

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pun (n.) - Online Etymology Dictionary
Related: Punned; punning. Pun was prob. one of the clipped words, such as cit, mob, nob, snob, which came into fashionable slang at or after the Restoration.
The Dubious History of Pun (Pun Among Other Pungent Words
Feb 10, 2010 Is it possible that pundit and bunk provide a clue to the origin of pun? We had a nice email exchange about bunk in etymology, but I left the ...
pun - Wiktionary
[edit]. From a special use of Etymology 1 pun (“to beat, bend (words)”).
Pun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The pun, also called paronomasia, is a form of word play that suggests two or more meanings, by exploiting multiple meanings of words, or of similar-sounding  ...
pun - Dictionary of English
pun - WordReference English dictionary, questions, discussion and forums. ... Etymology: 17th Century: possibly from Italian puntiglio point of detail, wordplay;  ...

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