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My daughter the History nerd - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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My daughter the History nerd
Belated happy birthday to bookfanatic; happy birthday (and welcome back!) to waywardchilde.

My daughter, who is studying History at York University, received an Amazon delivery of a book ‘Heresies in the High Middle Ages’. This led to a conversation between us about the Cathars and then about the Hussites. In discussing the Hussites she came up with the concept of a Hussite uprising amongst the Daleks.

“De-fen-est-rate! De-fen-est-rate! You will be de-fen-est-rated!”

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Current Location: Prague during the First Defenestration
Current Music: Nick Lowe "I love the sound of breaking glass"

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cat63 From: cat63 Date: August 27th, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
::giggles::

Splendid! "defenestration" is a good word too :-)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: August 31st, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
One of my favourite words.
quinara From: quinara Date: August 27th, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! Now that would have been a lot more appropriate for BBC teatime...
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: August 31st, 2008 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Ed-u-cate! Ed-u-cate! You will be ed-u-cated!"
quinara From: quinara Date: August 31st, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
*shivers in fear*
kathyh From: kathyh Date: August 27th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL.

For some reason I find something incredibly pleasing about the word "defenestrate" and the thought of a Dalek saying it makes it even better.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: August 31st, 2008 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Me too!
gillo From: gillo Date: August 27th, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Daleks in Prague. (What's Czech for "Exterminate" I wonder?)

The heresies book sounds fun, with all those Bulgars, Cathars and other silly Bogomils. A crossover with Dr Hus perhaps?
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: August 31st, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Vyvraždit! Vyvraždit
evilawyer From: evilawyer Date: August 27th, 2008 11:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
The historic past collides with the fictional future.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: August 31st, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
...in a crash of breaking glass.
zanthinegirl From: zanthinegirl Date: August 27th, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think you guys may have broken my brain with that one. Gah!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: August 31st, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh!
ayinhara From: ayinhara Date: August 27th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
That looks like an interesting book. I added it to my amazon wishlist. Has D-d read Eco's The Name of the Rose? That's where I first ran into some of these heresies: Bogomils, etc. Albigensians I already knew something about.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: August 31st, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
D-d likes books in theory but the actual reading, not so much. As a wargamer I know about almost all heresies that resulted in violent conflict.
timeofchange From: timeofchange Date: August 28th, 2008 01:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Heee!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: August 31st, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

It's a shame that we had so little time together at Reading; I hadn't expected to end up so far away from you at the meal.
bookfanatic From: bookfanatic Date: August 28th, 2008 05:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
ozma914 From: ozma914 Date: August 28th, 2008 08:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Brilliant!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: August 31st, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Love your icon!
ozma914 From: ozma914 Date: September 1st, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's nothing like a fun Dalek icon!
waywardchilde From: waywardchilde Date: August 28th, 2008 08:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the birthday shout! It's good to be back.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: August 31st, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good to see you back!
spikereader From: spikereader Date: August 28th, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I kept thinking of this conversation when I was at work today, and it made me smile.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: August 31st, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ex-cell-ent!
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