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Lost in Transmission May 4, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient, Medieval, Modern
Lost in Transmission

Words echo through the centuries like coins dropped down an infinite well. And as they are passed on they are smoothed and confused in the mouths of the people. The best examples we have of this are, of course, placenames: in the space of eighty generations Londinium becomes London, Mamucium becomes Manchester and Euboricum becomes […]