Why we don't eat "pirrodge" for breakfast

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StuartR wrote:
29 Jul 2020, 09:24
... on Oak Apple Day one year.
Hi Stuart.
It's probably a Good Thing that we don't have discussions about politicians in Eileen's Lounge:-
In 1660, Parliament passed into law "An Act for a Perpetual Anniversary Thanksgiving on the Nine and Twentieth Day of May", (snip) The public holiday was abolished under the Anniversary Days Observance Act 1859,
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Stuart, I'm surprised that - in the spirit of the thread - you didn't call it shick shack day as that is another name for the date commemorating the return of the English monarchy in 1660.
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I'd never previously come across the name 'shick shack day'
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GeoffW wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 22:12
Have you seen the History of English Podcast? I've been listening to it for a few years now.
Geoff, have you been more aware wary of your fellow-drivers driving behaviour since visiting the web site? https://historyofenglishpodcast.com/2012/07/10/episode-4-a-grimm-brother-resurrects-the-dead-language-2/
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I heard the episode today while driving and found myself trying this out and looking in the rear vision mirror to see how it looked. Hilarious.
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That episode was a few years ago.

But I am sometimes aware of drivers using their rear vision mirror in ways for which it was never intended.

It appears that perhaps you're enjoying the podcast. It's a fascinating journey.

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GeoffW wrote:
31 Jul 2020, 11:20
It appears that perhaps you're enjoying the podcast. It's a fascinating journey.
oh come ON Geoff!
You can do better than that.
Try "delirious" for starters.
Thanks again for the link. I haven't even started wading thorough the maps ... :cheers:
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GeoffW wrote:
31 Jul 2020, 11:20
It appears that perhaps you're enjoying the podcast. It's a fascinating journey.
You can add me as well. Thank you, Geoff. :smile:
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Argus wrote:
31 Jul 2020, 18:32
GeoffW wrote:
31 Jul 2020, 11:20
It appears that perhaps you're enjoying the podcast. It's a fascinating journey.
You can add me as well. Thank you, Geoff. :smile:
I'm glad you're enjoying it.

There are a lot of episodes - episode 128 recently is only as far as Chaucer. But as I've been listening over four years it hasn't been in a single chunk.

I believe that there is a process of transcribing episodes, available to supporters on Patreon for $5 pm, just in asé listening takes too long.

There will be many mentions of English words from your part of the world, especially early on.

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GeoffW wrote:
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There will be many mentions of English words from your part of the world, especially early on.
Yep, I've listened to the first 10 I think.
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That is quite a podcast series. I found my round tuit and have begun the series.

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Another fan!

Enjoy!

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GeoffW wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 22:12
Have you seen the History of English Podcast? I've been listening to it for a few years now.
Geoff, thanks for clearing up a 7+ year mystery for me.
Back in 2013 I asked about the origins of the term "Welsh Marches", and last night, thanks to your reference, learned the origin:
Episode 25, starting at the 8m 16s mark(!) through to about the 11m50s mark (!!), although there are references fafurther/farther on in this episode. :thankyou:

While my later web references give the meaning of the term, Kevin Stroud gives the origin.

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I'm.glad it solved that for you.

You're ploughing through the episodes. It must be raining a lot in Bonavista.

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GeoffW wrote:
11 Aug 2020, 14:00
You're ploughing through the episodes. It must be raining a lot in Bonavista.
Hi Geoff; strangely, no rain. Nothing changes though; every local still complains, but this week, about the unbearable heat.

Electricians and backhoe guy are in, and so I don't get my afternoon nap; Kevin Stroud lulls me to sleep at eight, I wake at one, listen to the first five minutes again, drop off to sleep. Next night rinse and repeat! I am also ploughing again through John Keegan's "History of Warfare", and he too has a section on the migrations across Europe 4,000 to 1,000 years ago, so then Kevin's work comes alive, again!

A rich and rewarding diet.

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Wow, Chris, it's only 7°C cooler in Bonavista than here in Wageningen today!
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HansV wrote:
11 Aug 2020, 14:22
Wow, Chris, it's only 7°C cooler in Bonavista than here in Wageningen today!
Grrrr! :cranky: I was trying to translate 29c to F yesterday. Used to be above 90F when we rolled up at school at half past eight ... Then it grew hotter until about four, when the Esperance or Fremantle Doctor came in to town.
(later) I stand corrected. As should the Wiki article.
The doctor reached Southern Cross some time around 9pm, and it was pretty regular, so it came at least 230 Miles inland!
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GeoffW wrote:
11 Aug 2020, 14:00
You're ploughing through the episodes. It must be raining a lot in Bonavista.
Or being forced to commute; I'm at episode 20 (plus some bonus tracks).
ChrisGreaves wrote:
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GeoffW wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 22:12
Have you seen the History of English Podcast? I've been listening to it for a few years now.
Hi Geoff; thanks for adding, at a rough estimate 200 hours, to my podcast backlog.
That means an extra 200 hours of walking around, or cycling around, Bonavista, and FWIW it is still raining ...
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Argus wrote:
11 Aug 2020, 17:33
He's good. But at times he repeat himself;
You can say that again!

Yes, but I am rather impressed with the entire production and Kevin Stroud's tenacity. At first I thought "139 episodes, a little under three years", then I found it has been seven years to date, plus an auxiliary book ("alphabet") and I understand he has a day-job(grin)

Truth is I find Kevin's "in the previous episode" summaries rather good. I suspect that you do, too. (grin)
I admire the way Kevin ties into other material I have read on The English Language (Bill Bryson, W.S.Chrchill (A history of the English-speaking peoples), Steven Pinker (Words and Rules), and so on.
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All right. He's good. But at times he repeat himself.


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Just checked, 33C at 1800hrs local time
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