Re: CHAT: Day & month names (was: CHAT: Easter & the Saxon Calendar
|From:||Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Monday, May 1, 2000, 20:34|
At 3:04 pm -0400 1/5/00, John Cowan wrote:
>BP Jonsson wrote:
>> >All. After all, it'd look pretty funny to say First Month, February,
>> Tsk. February is also named after a pagan festival.
>But not a pagan god.
But I don't imagine the early Quakers were any more ready to accept a pagan
festival than to accept pagan deities. Indeed, wasn't it because they
perceived existing Christian festivals as being essentially pagan, that
they removed themselves from the established Church of England?
A mind which thinks at its own expense
will always interfere with language.
[J.G. Hamann 1760]