Word Hoard - 30 May 2022

Word Hoard - 30 May 2022

Update: 2022-05-30
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Ever wonder what medieval England looked and sounded like? In Old English, the word hord meant “treasure” and your wordhord was the treasure of words locked up inside you. A delightful new book uses the language of that period to create a vivid look at everyday life. Plus, a shotgun house is long and narrow with no hallway — just one room leading into the next. It’s an architectural style with a long history stretching from Africa to Haiti and into the American South. And: say you accidentally cut someone off in traffic, and you know it’s your fault. What’s a quick, clear way to communicate that you’re sorry? NO texting allowed! All that, and feakingfeather merchantgradoospondulicksechar un zorritotocayo and cueto, a take-off quiz, and an onomatopoeic Old English word for “sneeze.”

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Word Hoard - 30 May 2022

Word Hoard - 30 May 2022

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