tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue Jul 28 13:14:48 2009
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Re: News from Maltz
- From: Noah <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: News from Maltz
- Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 13:12:55 -0700 (PDT)
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I got your message. Odd.
From: Michael Everson <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 1:51:09 PM
Subject: Re: News from Maltz
On 28 Jul 2009, at 17:05, David Trimboli wrote:
>>> My guess is that it sounds like "villain," which is the sort of
>>> person who nearly always has minions.
>> Also, wasn't there an old English word "villein" that meant something
>> like servant or minion?
> You're right, that's it. A villein was a low-class farmer, just one
> step above a serf. It's also the linguistic source of the word
Well this is very peculiar, because I posted about "villain" about
nine hours ago and it still hasn't turned up on this list.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/