"one of my favorites from the Edda -
'Brothers will battle to bloody end,
and sister's sons their sib betray,
woe's in the worlk, much wantonness;
[axe-age, sword-age- sundered are shields -
wind-age, wolf-age, ere the world…"
"Considering my maternal great grandmother was from Oslo, and my paternal great grandfather was a Lapp, my heritage was with me from before I could walk. I grew up listening to the stories in the old oral tradition (in English though). I would like…"
"Thanks for the great reply, RJ, and the many examples. Fascinating.
As a kid, I lived in France and I remember the language purists being upset at the Americanization of French. They didn't want French people to say "le…"
"Creationism is not taught in US public schools. If it is taught in private schools -- I suppose there must be some somewhere that do this -- it is because our Constitution forbids our government to decide for us what we are allowed to say,…"
"Acknowledging privilege or injustice doesn't mean:
1. you are responsible for it
2. you must be punished for it
3. that it can't be overcome through individual determination or effort
4. that you must feel sorry for those who don't…"