Friday, March 26, 2004

What's Spanish for danegeld?
...and is Beowulf a neoconservative?

xi d: Her neah sunnupgonge in Madride þe is Hispaniae cyneceastre sume macodon .xi. utberstunge in þrim irenweg-hýðboldum ond acwelledon unrihte .cci. ond wundodon .mcdxxi. oððe maran. Ond æfterra ETA segde þæt þis hnæs hira geweorc, ond Al Qaeda segde þæt þis wæs hira geweorc. Ond ETA is Bascisc1) dyrnwearghere. Godes wite sie on þæm mandædwyrcum. Ond þreo utberstendas ne utberston. Ond in Madrides riman man fand wægn ond in him seofon detonatores ond ánne swegwriðan ond on him dælas þæs Qur'ânes.

from the New Anglo-Saxon Chronicle