Kylo Bean @favomancer Follow Hey literature folks Have y'all noticed that people are using kennings again? I mean sea pancake danger noodle sea roomba How's that different from describing the sea as the whale-road or gannet's bath? THIS IS SO FUCKING AWESOME I love kennings 105 PM - 18 May 2018 1212 Retweets 3800 Likes achtervulgan315 allthingslinguistic Hey literature folks Have y'all noticed that people are using kennings again? I mean sea pancake danger noodle sea roomba How’s that different from describing the sea as the whale-road or gannet’s bath? THIS IS SO FUCKING AWESOME I love kennings - Kylo Bean on twitter ​What’s really cool is that these kennings accomplish nearly the exact opposite of classical kennings Sea Pancake and Danger Noodle and Sea Roomba function as familiarizers or diminutives—they make the actual thing seem friendlier and more local Classic kennings like Whale-Road and Gannet’s Bath function as a way to make the mundane and normal more epic and dramatic and cool… It’s crazy how the same device with thousands of years of separation are used for nearly opposite purposes! Meme

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