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Some Old English Graphemic-Phonemic Correspondences: Ae, Ea, and A (Classic Reprint)

Abydos was a city in Ancient Egypt whose inhabitants, according to one 19th century dictionary , “were famous for inventing slanders and boasting of them.” Whether that’s true or not, the name Abydos is the origin of abydocomist —a liar who brags about their lies. 

An old Tudor English word for a fool. Coined by the 15th-16th century poet John Skelton (who was one of Henry VIII’s schoolteachers ). 

Cop is an old word for the head, making a dalcop (literally a “dull-head”) a particularly stupid person. You can also be a harecop , or a “hare-brained” person. 

As well as being another name for a nincompoop, a dorbel is a petty, nit-picking teacher. It’s derived from the name of an old French scholar named Nicolas d’Orbellis, who was well known as a supporter of the much-derided philosopher John Duns Scotus (whose followers were the original “dunces”).

According to the Oxford English Dictionary , this term for “a woman of gross or corpulent habit” is derived from fusty , in the sense of something that’s gone off or gone stale. 

Another of Shakespeare’s best put-downs, coined in Henry IV, Part 2 : "Away, you scullion! You rampallion! You fustilarian! I'll tickle your catastrophe," Falstaff exclaims. If not just a variation of fustylugs , he likely meant it to mean someone who stubbornly wastes time on worthless things. 

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Abydos was a city in Ancient Egypt whose inhabitants, according to one 19th century dictionary , “were famous for inventing slanders and boasting of them.” Whether that’s true or not, the name Abydos is the origin of abydocomist —a liar who brags about their lies. 

An old Tudor English word for a fool. Coined by the 15th-16th century poet John Skelton (who was one of Henry VIII’s schoolteachers ). 

Cop is an old word for the head, making a dalcop (literally a “dull-head”) a particularly stupid person. You can also be a harecop , or a “hare-brained” person. 

As well as being another name for a nincompoop, a dorbel is a petty, nit-picking teacher. It’s derived from the name of an old French scholar named Nicolas d’Orbellis, who was well known as a supporter of the much-derided philosopher John Duns Scotus (whose followers were the original “dunces”).

According to the Oxford English Dictionary , this term for “a woman of gross or corpulent habit” is derived from fusty , in the sense of something that’s gone off or gone stale. 

Another of Shakespeare’s best put-downs, coined in Henry IV, Part 2 : "Away, you scullion! You rampallion! You fustilarian! I'll tickle your catastrophe," Falstaff exclaims. If not just a variation of fustylugs , he likely meant it to mean someone who stubbornly wastes time on worthless things. 

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Abydos was a city in Ancient Egypt whose inhabitants, according to one 19th century dictionary , “were famous for inventing slanders and boasting of them.” Whether that’s true or not, the name Abydos is the origin of abydocomist —a liar who brags about their lies. 

An old Tudor English word for a fool. Coined by the 15th-16th century poet John Skelton (who was one of Henry VIII’s schoolteachers ). 

Cop is an old word for the head, making a dalcop (literally a “dull-head”) a particularly stupid person. You can also be a harecop , or a “hare-brained” person. 

As well as being another name for a nincompoop, a dorbel is a petty, nit-picking teacher. It’s derived from the name of an old French scholar named Nicolas d’Orbellis, who was well known as a supporter of the much-derided philosopher John Duns Scotus (whose followers were the original “dunces”).

According to the Oxford English Dictionary , this term for “a woman of gross or corpulent habit” is derived from fusty , in the sense of something that’s gone off or gone stale. 

Another of Shakespeare’s best put-downs, coined in Henry IV, Part 2 : "Away, you scullion! You rampallion! You fustilarian! I'll tickle your catastrophe," Falstaff exclaims. If not just a variation of fustylugs , he likely meant it to mean someone who stubbornly wastes time on worthless things. 



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