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achtervulgan315: allthingslinguistic: Hey, literature folks. Have y'all noticed that people are using kennings again? I mean, sea pancake, danger noodle, sea roomba.¬† How‚Äôs that different from describing the sea as the whale-road or gannet‚Äôs bath?¬† THIS IS SO FUCKING AWESOME. I love kennings. - Kylo Bean on twitter ‚ÄčWhat‚Äôs 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‚ÄĒthey make the actual thing seem friendlier and more local. Classic kennings like Whale-Road and Gannet‚Äôs Bath function as a way to make the mundane and normal more epic and dramatic and cool‚Ķ It‚Äôs crazy how the same device, with thousands of years of separation, are used for nearly opposite purposes! : 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 1:05 PM - 18 May 2018 1,212 Retweets 3,800 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‚Äôs that different from describing the sea as the whale-road or gannet‚Äôs bath?¬† THIS IS SO FUCKING AWESOME. I love kennings. - Kylo Bean on twitter ‚ÄčWhat‚Äôs 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‚ÄĒthey make the actual thing seem friendlier and more local. Classic kennings like Whale-Road and Gannet‚Äôs Bath function as a way to make the mundane and normal more epic and dramatic and cool‚Ķ It‚Äôs crazy how the same device, with thousands of years of separation, are used for nearly opposite purposes!
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