tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Wed Jul 29 04:51:11 2009
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Re: News from Maltz
qe'San \(Jon Brown\) (qeSan@btinternet.com)
- From: "qe'San \(Jon Brown\)" <qeSan@btinternet.com>
- Subject: Re: News from Maltz
- Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 12:46:11 +0100
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I received you previous message 2 hours 40mins before this one.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Everson" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 6:51 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/