posted on May, 25 2016 @ 05:17 PM
a reply to: BuzzyWigs
I have been a reader since I figured out how it works. I would go to the library and read anything. I was above my reading level through school. After
reading acceptable tomes I started reading "stuff that people frown upon." Henry Miller, James Joyce, that kind of stuff. Then I found Robert Anton
Wilson. Read all I could. Then the people he mentioned in his books. Meanwhile, doing all this science and math stuff while jamming in a band. Very
strange to recap!
I eventually took more schooling in English literature! There is a whole course entitled, "History of the English Language" where we read Chaucer...
in middle English! That is a trip. And fun. It is kind of flowery and makes rhymes. The best way of reading it is using a phonetic script. It is
confusing at first but then fun. Most of our modern language starts there with German, French, and Latin bolted on or borrowed from.
Neologisms are wonderful examples of language generating itself!
Zymurgy is the study of making beer. I like the fact that you start off, "That is a strange looking term", and then it grows on you (hehe). Now it is
an old companion. One of our better establishments has a subscription to the magazine left out for patrons to peruse.
And the funny part is I was over here
reading about long words and thinking, "Gee,
language is cool!" while you were starting your thread! It has been that kind of week!
PS - Sorry about crashing the acronym thread yesterday! I think it was just me leaving!