Pop Medieval Ep 27: Watch Your F*cking Mouth

Pop Medieval
Pop Medieval Ep 27: Watch Your F*cking Mouth
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In an episode that surely not going to get them into trouble, Doc and Nina discuss the Netflix show “History of Swear Words” and what it missed. Doc talks taboos and euphemisms plus the pejoration and amelioration of words over the centuries. In between educational lessons, Nina will reveal her favorite swear word, school Doc on the Wu-Tang Clan, and drop some wise (but foul) parting knowledge on the audience.

Warning: because it is impossible to talk about the subject matter without both saying the words and driving Engineer Mike crazy bleeping out the swears, Doc and Nina will be doing a LOT of cursing in this episode. Therefore, we will mark this episode as explicit. If very strong language offends you, Pop Medievalists, you should probably sit this one out!


Show Notes:

History of Swear Words on Netflix (https://www.netflix.com/title/81305757)

The Knight Who Made C*nts and A**holes Speak — yes, it exists! — (https://www.oocities.org/Paris/5339/voices.html)


Recommendations:

Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing by Melissa Mohr (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16225525-holy-sh-t)

Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language by Amanda Montell (https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/41716694)

Face/Off (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119094/)


Have a recommendation for us? Send Doc and Nina and email at podcast at profawesome dot com!

Pop Medieval Ep 26: Seven Medieval Words…A Sick Return!

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Pop Medieval Ep 26: Seven Medieval Words...A Sick Return!
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We’re bringing it back, folks! It’s time to play Seven Medieval Words and this time, it’s pandemic themed! That’s right, Doc has seven Old English words and Nina has to guess their modern English translation. Last time they played, her score was a humiliating 1/7. Think she can do better this time?

As always, Pop Medievalists are invited to play along too! Can you can get the full seven?

The words are: laecehus, adl, onflyge, grima, lacnung, angbreost, hraecca


Recommendations

Pandemic! the board game (https://www.amazon.com/Z-Man-Games-ZM7101-Pandemic/dp/B00A2HD40E/)

Leechcraft: Early English Charms, Plantlore and Healing. Stephen Pollington (https://www.amazon.com/Leechcraft-English-Charms-Plant-Lore-Healing/dp/1898281238)


Have a recommendation for us? Send Doc and Nina and email at podcast at profawesome dot com!

Pop Medieval Ep 10: Seven Medieval Words (We Should Bring Back Today)

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Pop Medieval Ep 10: Seven Medieval Words (We Should Bring Back Today)
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The last time Doc and Nina played a game, it ended in Doc’s humiliating loss! Now, he’s out for blood with a game of “Seven Medieval Words (We Should Bring Back Today).” He’ll give Nina seven Old English words and let her guess the definitions. Can Nina get four out of seven correct, or will Doc get his revenge? Plus, Nina schools Doc on the deeply upsetting modern English translation of a modern German word.


Show Notes

Doc’s Recommendations

“Drout’s Quick and Easy Old English” by Michael C. Drout ( https://books2read.com/Drout-Old-English)

Stephen Pollington’s “Wordcraft” (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/453647.Wordcraft?from_search=true&qid=akcHzavs4K&rank=4)

Nina’s Recommendations

20 Awesome Medieval Words We Should Bring Back by History Hustle ( https://historyhustle.com/20-awesome-historical-words-we-need-to-bring-back/)


Have a recommendation for us? Email Doc and Nina at podcast at profawesome dot com!

The Endless Knot: Americano

Vermouth, Campari, and the Americano Way: the etymology of the Americano & the Negroni takes us from Visigothic rulers and Latin kings to Italian adventurers and the origin of the American dollar.

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The Endless Knot: Runes

For our new video, we’ve teamed up with NativLang to do a two-parter about the odd history of runes!

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