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Silly letter S


I saw this on Tumblr and thought of you all. 'Considerable fums...'

When I was a kid we had several books in our house that were old enough to contain the long S. I liked to read them aloud to myself and laugh and laugh. (Ok, I was a weird little person.)

Can you not imagine the men of Edrington's mess deciding to wager considerable fums? I hope he put his money down the right way.



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May. 2nd, 2015 06:50 am (UTC)
The long "s" shows up in some of the early documents from American history... the original Bill of Rights, if I remember correctly. I seem to have an image of "Congresf." (But if you look really close the long "s" doesn't have the f's cross bar, or it is only on one side of the upright.) Still we tend to see it as an "f."
May. 2nd, 2015 09:30 pm (UTC)
Hehe! Brilliant! I've read several accounts of this race but I've never seen the original report. Whenever I read the long s the voice in my head lisps and it makes me giggle :)
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