Words The Vikings Gave Us
Words The Vikings Gave Us takes a light-hearted look at the horde of words the English dictionary stole from the Vikings. From akimbo to yule Old Norse merged with Anglo-Saxon to form the start of the English language.
This book, the second in the series, explores the Viking history of words like kiss, ombudsman, bluetooth, frisbee, thing, and hustings. More than 300 words and phrases are featured – drawn from ship life, Viking food, farming, norse romance, myths, politics, modern Vikings, anatomy, place names, daily life, and of course how to fight like a Viking. It’s time to set sail in your longship. Horned helmet optional.
Ideal for word geeks, history buffs, and anybody who’s ever longed to throw an axe.