[Ansteorra] RE: Pirates in Period

Marc Carlson marccarlson20 at hotmail.com
Sat Sep 10 11:47:06 PDT 2005

>From: Alden Drake <alden_drake at sbcglobal.net>
>>I still maintain that "Viking"
>>-may- have been a verb in Old Norse meaning "going on a road trip and 
>>back with more stuff than you left with," while in English it was a noun
>>meaning "bloodthirsty lunatics with axes".
>Most people I know would call "going on a road trip and coming back with 
>more stuff than you left
>with" - going on a holiday. :)

Yes, well, that depends on whether or not where you are going is set up for 
tourists or not :)

>From: "Matthias the Brewer" <matthiasthebrewer at cox.net>
>So Vikings have strange ideas about vacations.  Is that a problem?

Depends on which side of the axe you are on now doesn't it?


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