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  Topic: Questions Of The Day
Ishmael

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PostForum: Politics   Posted: 8:55 pm   Subject: Questions Of The Day
There is much you have not been told.
  Topic: How Fast Do Languages Change?
Ishmael

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Views: 191704

PostForum: Linguistics   Posted: 3:08 am   Subject: How Fast Do Languages Change?
But I wish to hear more about the OED model. Would you be kind enough to spell it out. Just a little.

Shucks. I'm just making this up as I go along.

However; what I do know is this: The ancient ...
  Topic: How Fast Do Languages Change?
Ishmael

Replies: 718
Views: 191704

PostForum: Linguistics   Posted: 1:39 pm   Subject: How Fast Do Languages Change?
Not without entering a parallel universe. There are (literally) hundreds of people who have contributed entries to the OED. Were they are all in on the secret?

Of course not. But that's not how you ...
  Topic: How Fast Do Languages Change?
Ishmael

Replies: 718
Views: 191704

PostForum: Linguistics   Posted: 4:49 am   Subject: How Fast Do Languages Change?
In THOBR I claimed most entries in the OED are wrong because of faulty etymological assumptions.

We might want to consider the possibility that the errors were deliberate.
  Topic: How Fast Do Languages Change?
Ishmael

Replies: 718
Views: 191704

PostForum: Linguistics   Posted: 4:48 am   Subject: How Fast Do Languages Change?
Is Arabic a Social Construct?
https://sjquillen.medium.com/is-arabic-a-social-construct-dabf514e5ce2

Found this interesting:

Arabs denigrate their own languages of hearth and home as al-ammiya ...
  Topic: The Importance of Sport
Ishmael

Replies: 2799
Views: 338080

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 9:48 pm   Subject: The Importance of Sport
Cricket is (up to recent times) a man's game.
Baseball is a variant of a family game that involves women and children. This game the English refer to commonly as Rounders.

One of these games, Cric ...
  Topic: Crying Wolf
Ishmael

Replies: 817
Views: 215180

PostForum: Life Sciences   Posted: 11:44 pm   Subject: Crying Wolf
I was thinking about Little Red Riding Hood (aka Little Red Cap) and wondered if a red hood being eaten and vomited could have originated from wolves ingesting fly agaric,

Oh my god Hatty. So bril ...
  Topic: Mega-Talk
Ishmael

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Views: 158084

PostForum: Megalithic   Posted: 11:42 pm   Subject: Mega-Talk
In The Megalithic Empire we make occasional reference to salvia (sage in English) without ever discovering what it is -- or was in ye ancient times. This little story from today's medium.com suggests ...
  Topic: The Importance of Sport
Ishmael

Replies: 2799
Views: 338080

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 11:27 pm   Subject: The Importance of Sport
Can someone tell me the differences between British Criket and Indian Criket?

The reason I asked this question is as follows.

The British controlled India from 1757 to 1947. Presumably some vers ...
  Topic: Principles of Applied Epistemology
Ishmael

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PostForum: APPLIED EPISTEMOLOGY   Posted: 9:40 pm   Subject: Principles of Applied Epistemology
only the one I sent to Graham Hancock's website (quite why I still don't know) had any lasting effect. And then only because you were the editor.

I've been riding around Tanzania on a motorbike. I ...
  Topic: The Importance of Sport
Ishmael

Replies: 2799
Views: 338080

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 9:37 pm   Subject: The Importance of Sport
I've been riding a motorbike around Tanzania and have been away from the boards more than usual. However; I've had some thoughts while riding (and indeed have made some observations I intend to share ...
  Topic: How Fast Do Languages Change?
Ishmael

Replies: 718
Views: 191704

PostForum: Linguistics   Posted: 4:17 pm   Subject: How Fast Do Languages Change?
Yay!
  Topic: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
Ishmael

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PostForum: British History   Posted: 8:38 pm   Subject: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
This is a real discovery. My provisional assessment is that he never existed but is a vehicle for other people's chicanery. There might be a real Simons d'Ewes, an obscure backbencher by the sound of ...
  Topic: The Importance of Sport
Ishmael

Replies: 2799
Views: 338080

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 8:28 pm   Subject: The Importance of Sport
Stop badgering me about my trip to the London Stadium to watch West Ham vs Arsenal. I will tell you in my own time and in my own way. The first weird event was arriving on the sparsely attended eastbo ...
  Topic: All Things Roman
Ishmael

Replies: 286
Views: 101174

PostForum: History   Posted: 7:30 pm   Subject: All Things Roman
Soon you'll catch up with me on Pitt the Younger.
 
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