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#397 - 03/17/00 03:30 AM Old English Food Words
The following quote is from "The Age", Melbourne, Australia, Friday 17th March, where the author, Kate Burridge, Associate Professor of Linguistics at LaTrobe University, bemoans the passing of some food-associated words from our language. (If the food were as delicious as the words, t'would have been a feast indeed!):
"She groaked whillim as they gulched and guttled. Fackins! She was an opsophagist, coenaculous and cuppendous - pabulous commesations were an ephialtes for the deipnetic. It was niminy gulosity, she wiste it, but they begat swilk an increment in her recrement, a cupidity that was ineluctable - it was the flurch of post-jentacular flampoints and licious lozens."
Assoc Prof Burridge did not translate - can anyone else?
Wayne Worladge, Melbourne, Australia
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