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Re: Gothic=North+East Germanic - I hope not!?!

From:Daniel D Hicken <danlefrancais@...>
Date:Saturday, January 10, 2004, 19:28
Quoting Andreas, Quoting Benct Philip Jonsson >:

> > At 19:03 9.1.2004, Andreas Johansson wrote: > > > > >I've run across a guy who claims that 'Gothic' may be used as a term
> > North > > >and East Germanic together. I'd like to have on as good authority as > > possible > > >that that is not the case, or if it indeed should be so, the name of > > whoever > > >hit on the idea, so I can kill him/her. > > > > Send the Goths on'em! > > > > That's an old, early 19th century terminology. > > So it's actually been used. How annoying! > > > Utterly false by modern standards! > > That is some considerable consolation, however. Thanks. > > I guess attempting to kill whomever came up with it is a century or two
late? Kill'em post humously, I say! (Reminds me of Pee Wee's Great Adventure (the one where he was looking for his stolen bike) when he goes into the bar, and is threatened as follows: 'Kill him!' 'No, hang'im, _then_ kill him' 'No, first we stab'im, then we hang'im and THEN we kill'im!" etc.) DH