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Smorgasbord Etymology

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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...
Deities & Heros >> Nordic & Germanic
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...
Divination >> Rune Stones

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The Dutch were not the only ones to influence our etymological destiny. Old Norse and the Romantic languages provide a lexical smorgasbord. The Welch, Scots, Irish and Scandinavians all salt our verbiage with eloquence.
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The etymology of Patchogue's That Meetball Place (TMP) is just as you would guess: It's both a place to meet, and a place to have a ball. ... The salad was fresh and colorful, the perfect option to whet your appetite for the smorgasbord of balls ahead.
The Key Thing Missing From Narcos
Much as Kevin Costner's “Rahbin of Lahckslee” hamstrung what might otherwise have been a better film, Narcos's smorgasbord of regional and non-native accents does much to undermine its otherwise meticulous attempts at realism—like the use of on-site ...
English is weird
The very idea of etymology being a polyglot smorgasbord, each word a fascinating story of migration and exchange, seems everyday to us. But the roots of a great many languages are much duller.
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When the only real opponents of socialism and cultural Marxism is LePen's National Front, which strikes me as an incoherent smorgasbord of ideas, you can see why the Left is winning.

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