Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh
chris_walsh

"I have a plan, and it's so cunning you could stick a tail on it and call it a weasel."

Cool: Today's Merriam-Webster Word of the Day is delate (dih-LAYT).

And the example of the word is from a sentence about Black Adder.

And the example makes Black Adder sound SERIOUS. Seriosuly. I'll quote: "In that year Archbishop Blackadder of Glasgow delated some thirty heretics to James IV who let the matter go with a jest." (J.D. Mackie, A History of Scotland)"

(For those of you who have NO FLIPPIN' IDEA what I'm carrying on about, look here. My favorite part of that might be "Described by his father as 'an embarrassing little weed...'"

Edited to Add: Oh, there was a real Archbishop Blackadder of Glasgow, and HE'S who the example refers to. But a real-life person named Blackadder just makes me happy, so this stays up...
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