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by Michy
Fri August 9th, 2013, 5:36 pm
Forum: Questions and Research
Topic: Nicknames?
Replies: 22
Views: 3226

[quote=""MLE""]As long as we're doing name-changes, how about the Jacobites? I wondered for years where THAT name came from, until one day wiki updated the page to explain the 'Jacob' is the Latin form of 'James'. [/quote] The evolution of Jacob into James is as convoluted as the old game of "gossip...
by Michy
Tue August 6th, 2013, 2:59 pm
Forum: Questions and Research
Topic: Nicknames?
Replies: 22
Views: 3226

[quote=""EC2""]We were taught in school that 'Teddy' dates to Theodore Rosevelt (sp). I'm currently putting up a daily medieval male and female name at my Facebook page and Twitter account. I'm taking them from the Curia Regis rolls of 1211-1212 and doing them alphabetically. Today was P and I was a...
by Michy
Mon August 5th, 2013, 9:20 pm
Forum: Questions and Research
Topic: Nicknames?
Replies: 22
Views: 3226

Ted Kennedy is a modern example of an Edward nicknamed Ted -- I've never understood how Edward could morph into "Ted." I liked the list -- it explains how "Ned" became a nickname for Edward, which I never could figure out, either.
by Michy
Wed July 31st, 2013, 10:04 pm
Forum: Victorian
Topic: Return of the Victorian age thriller
Replies: 17
Views: 7281

Yes, there were at least two subs in the Civil War -- The Monitor and the Merrimac.
by Michy
Wed July 31st, 2013, 9:57 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Reassessing Jane Eyre
Replies: 50
Views: 10884

The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey is the story of Jane Eyre re-set in 1960s Scotland. Wondering if anyone here has read it and what you thought of it?
by Michy
Wed August 24th, 2011, 8:13 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What are you reading August 2011?
Replies: 185
Views: 14469

The first two were definitely the best. #4 is better than #3, but still not as good as #1 or #2. I think that is why my interest in the series fizzled out.
by Michy
Wed August 24th, 2011, 4:32 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: What are you reading August 2011?
Replies: 185
Views: 14469

Just finished The Ivy Tree. A nice little entertaining, escape read. For those of you who like Mary Stewart's romantic/suspense books, I recommend it.
by Michy
Tue August 23rd, 2011, 10:34 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Eyes in Novels
Replies: 55
Views: 3235

Yeah, brown eyes that are "pure" brown without any green don't tend to change. No matter what you wear or what light you are in, they are always brown. :)
by Michy
Tue August 23rd, 2011, 8:23 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Eyes in Novels
Replies: 55
Views: 3235

[quote=""fljustice""]I'm working my way through Queen by Right and one character is described as having purple eyes. Really? I know Elizabeth Taylor was lauded for her violet colored eyes (I never could tell in the movies), but purple is such a weird color. [/quote] It is my (cynical) opinion that E...
by Michy
Tue August 23rd, 2011, 8:18 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Eyes in Novels
Replies: 55
Views: 3235

[quote=""LoveHistory""]My Mom said she was taught in school that brown eyes are dominant. Well she had six kids and only one of them has her brown eyes. I wonder if there are cycles on these things, or if there was a misprint in the textbook, or if someone was just plain wrong.[/quote] No, they were...

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