Douglas Spencer (dougs) wrote in metaquotes,
Douglas Spencer
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Naked northerners.

childeric, learned fellow that he is, tells us of "a richly hilarious series of Old Norse-derived placenames or personal names indicating absence of clothing". He goes on to say:

"There are times when I admire the robust dynamism and superb energy of early medieval Scandinavians, but there are other times - and those quite frequent - when I do wonder if they got much above the level of a rugby club after four or five pints. History - mercifully - does not record their jokes about farting in any great detail, but I bet there were loads."

I'd link to it, but it's friends-locked. Quoted with permission.
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