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Help me untangle some medieval script!

Caption on a quirky German or Dutch woodblock print of a cat-- I'm unable to pick apart this script, can you help? [more inside]
posted by RedReplicant on Apr 5, 2010 - 9 answers

Short inscription in a very strange variety of Latin?

I'm working on an engraving with an inscription in a very strange version of Latin-- it has umlauts? Anyone know what this might say? [more inside]
posted by RedReplicant on Feb 17, 2010 - 10 answers

Of all the German days of the week, why did Wednesday get a censored name?

Why is only one of the German days of the week Bowdlerized? Every day (Donnerstag, Samstag, Freitag, etc) is a reference to the old pagan religions, but for some reason Wodenstag got the axe, and is now the bland "Mittwochs." I suspect it's Christian influences, but if so, why did Freya and Thor escape censorship?
posted by RedReplicant on Feb 4, 2010 - 11 answers

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