Dyspeptic archaeologists [was RE: Xerox Alto on ebay (not mine!)]

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Mon Oct 18 18:44:32 CDT 2010


On Monday, October 18, 2010, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> On Monday, October 18, 2010, Rich Alderson wrote:
> > From: William Donzelli
> > Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 2:27 PM
> > 
> > >> On the other hand, the archaeologists are not qualified to judge
> > >> the value of the bad poetry and horrid prose to the linguists
> > >> and and to the historians, who almost certainly will not agree
> > >> with each other, either.
> > > 
> > > True, but I bet the "90 percent of everything is crap" rule
> > > applied back then as it does now.
> > 
> > Doesn't matter that it's crap if it contains an interesting verb
> > form not seen before, or mentions an historical fact only known
> > previously from a single source.
> 
> Like the Roman or ancient Greek version of misspelled words, improper
> grammar, "hillbilly english", street slang, etc?

Or, the Roman equivalent of lolspeak.  Actually, that would be fun to 
see. :)

Pat
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