moondrgn at austin.rr.com
Mon Apr 12 16:54:46 PDT 2004
At 04:01 PM 4/11/04 -0500, you wrote:
>If this is the Ansteorra Twenty Fifth anniversarY event, why is it
>being abbreviated as AFTY instead of ATFY? Or ATFYC, similar to the SCA
>Twenty-fifth Year celebration held here not so many years ago? Or is
>"AFTY" a typo?
>Probably just out of the loop,
Oh, that's simple. It actually stands for "Ansteorra's Five-and-Twentieth
Year" celebration. That sort of numbering was common in the Middle Ages.
Surely you remember the old nursery rhyme: "four and twenty blackbirds
baked in a pie"?
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