January 24th, 2015

A Birthday

philosophical speculation on sematic drift -- and scruffy

Was reading Ian Doescher's Star Wars trilogy re-written in the style of Shakespeare and hit upon the scene when Leia calls Han scruffy.  hmmmmm.

You know, Shakespeare might have used the word (I can't be sure, I don't that much about linguistics), but in that case Han could have repelled the charge instantly.  'cause the original meaning was not just unkempt, but having a scalp disease.

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