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Re: History Major

To tag onto what zem said, Old English is Anglo-Saxon.
Somehow gets frequently confused by people who think the Chaucer they read
in high school was Old English - but it's not, it's Middle English.

I have to say my liberal arts education taught me how to solve problems in a
structured way, and that skill is relevant to any discipline, any topic.  As
are writing skills!  Of course it has been difficult in times past to
persuade a potential employer of that fact...

Hugs to you all,


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Zemuly@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2003 4:13 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] History Major

> In a message dated 12/24/2003 2:49:24 PM Central Standard Time,
> garrideb@well.com writes:
> ., can
> you read Beowulf in the original ?
> I could "back when the Earth was cooling" and I was an undergrad. <LOL> We
> also read "Bede's Ecclastical History" and "The Anglo Saxon Chronicle"
> excerpts from the Bible.  It was surely one of the most interesting
courses I
> took. Remember I'm from the generation who was more interested in
acquiring a
> "MRS" degree than a BA.  My mother was determined I would meet someone who
> take care of me.  Well, over the years I met several of them but none who
> my criteria (whatever that was). I insisted my daughter learn to support
> herself first, and, thankfully, she did.  I am, however, a whiz at
> puzzles.  I especially like diagramless ones and acrostics. :-) Most of
all I enjoy
> the peace of my own company.
> Hope Santa is good to everybody on the list!
> Love,
> zem
> xxoo
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