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19 August 2014 @ 04:16 pm
"I am faderles and moderles."  
In case someone else would enjoy this as much as I did, here are a bunch of phrases from an English-to-Latin textbook from the sixteenth century:


Some of the phrases, in isolation, make me rather sad - or wildly intrigued. So many little stories...
Spackle: sg-1: Daniel's excited!spacklegeek on August 20th, 2014 02:26 am (UTC)
Zomg, this is wonderful!

(Also, The Toast. ♥)
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on August 21st, 2014 08:06 pm (UTC)
Yes, The Toast! So glad they exist.
the most saint-obsessed Jew you'll ever meetrymenhild on August 20th, 2014 04:10 am (UTC)
The article made me very happy. (I am all over the comments trading Middle English insults with people -- I use the same icon there as here.)
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on August 21st, 2014 08:06 pm (UTC)
So that *was* you! The combination of comments and icon made me wonder... :)
a_t_raina_t_rain on August 24th, 2014 05:36 pm (UTC)
I remember reading somewhere about a French textbook from the same period which included useful phrases for staying at an inn:

"Where is the chamberpot?"

"It is in the cupboard, if you see it not you will smell it."

There were also instructions on how to hit on the chambermaids in French, with the implication that of course that is what they are for.

Edited at 2014-08-24 05:39 pm (UTC)
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on August 24th, 2014 09:48 pm (UTC)
Oh dear! Workplace harassment is unfortunately not a modern invention...