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Good Old Linda Lykes [Pic]

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Good Old Linda Lykes [Pic]. Not sure if this story is true, but if it is, it is the greatest thing ever!
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Hits: 8404 | Favorites: 1 | Emailed: 1 | Rating: 3.5 | Category: Funny | Date: 11/04/2013
 
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Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11630 Posts
Saturday, November 9, 2013 5:54:25 PM
I was idly thinking about it and I've come up with a plausible false etymology for Erbum.

It would have been possible for a place to be named Herbham, which would roughly translate to `plant town`. A mixture of languages, but that happened in England and both languages were used here in the middle ages. Herbham is clumsy for speech, so it would be smoothed out in daily usage and could end up as Erbum. Slur the syllables together, then drop the `h`...it could happen.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11630 Posts
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 7:40:43 PM
There's an error in the Hoax Slayer checking - Hertfordshire is shortened to Herts. The abbreviation follows the spelling, not the pronunciation.

false- but with British place names it could well be true...


Tillet is a name in England. It`s a family name, so it`s plausible as a place name. Erbum is less plausible, though. It doesn`t sound like a place name, even in England. Not English (old, middle or modern), not Old Norse, not Latin, not Brythonic...it just doesn`t sound right.

But it`s funny anyway.

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4721 Posts
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 3:34:07 AM
Apocryphal tale.
When I was a kid, it was Mary Lykes. She was also fond of 'Dickens` cider.
(One of my ex`s reckoned that cider was good for wasp stings. Whenever she got a prick in her hand she couldn`t wait to get it in cider)

GEoDLeto
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 239 Posts
Monday, November 4, 2013 2:55:49 PM
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/ linda-lykes.shtml


paperduck
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1707 Posts
Monday, November 4, 2013 1:24:29 PM
Not sure if this is real huh?

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