Posts from 31st January 2007

Jan 07

“we hear nothing of their butter”

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boarin the course of routine pie debate in Another Place, i came across this TREASURE TROVE: cookery tips from the reign of good king dick!

why did they think this and what made them stop?

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lemur“The taunt of having tails was a common accusation against the English in mediaeval times, and was even occasionally heard in the 17th century, in the epiphet, ‘The Tailed English’.” (footnote in British Folk Tales and Legends: A Sampler, Katharine M. Briggs, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1977