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So true.

I finally got around to investigating this Greek "corn" malaprop in my second reading of Ste. Croix. The first time around I noted with interest but set that aside because there are so many other curious complaints about it.

I've come across a wonderfully thorough public domain historiography (published in the 1920s) debunking 15th cen. "cotton" and "tobacco" marketing by Spanish and Portuguese slavers in the NEW! World; and chuckled at diverse references to "iron" mining and "God" in epic verse of Homer, for example.

##Translations don't write themselves, yo.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Dec 5th, 2018 at 09:30:34 PM EST
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Leo Weiner, Africa and the Discovery of America, 1922

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Jan 6th, 2019 at 02:38:12 AM EST
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