July 11th, 2007

Picocon

Mission Creep

I'm talking about the etymology of the word "barbarian".

On the ZZ9members mailing list, a forum for fans of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Under a subject line of "Re: Sunny D".

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Yes, that's what I thought too. Something to do with the Poles putting accents on consonants, I think. Most of it made some sort of sense at the time. I blame lproven.