a sports writer relied on words that come from Old Norse (“scary” and “crazy”) to describe a game’s windy and rainy weather conditions. “It provides a certain primal, unhinged quality to the situation,” he writes.
- Word-by-Word Pictures of the History of English - Rebecca J. Rosen - Technology - The Atlantic
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