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  1. Historically, there was, auld lang syne. The...

    Historically, there was, auld lang syne. The highlands were inhabited primarily by Gaelic speakers of Celtic origin, and the lowlands were inhabited by speakers of English or Scots (some consider...
  2. I personally love Great Big Sea, an Atlantic...

    I personally love Great Big Sea, an Atlantic Canadian folk and folk rock group. Their major influences appear to be Irish and Scottish traditional music, traditional music of Atlantic Canada...
  3. I think so. We can compare this to speech...

    I think so.

    We can compare this to speech accents. Linguistically, it has been established that the "modern" British accent that you hear on the BBC was popularized at the great English boarding...
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    Perhaps you could do something similar to what...

    Perhaps you could do something similar to what Tolkien did - write your story as a "translation" of an actual text written in the world of your story. Then, you can come up with literal translations...
  5. What Do You Think of the Legends of Arthur? Is It Too Celtic?

    My understanding is that the stories of Arthur and his "Round Table" were primarily derived from Brythonic (e.g. Welsh) sources rather than Norse or Saxon ones, though the literary tradition has...
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    Heineken in the US tastes like Bud. I can't find...

    Heineken in the US tastes like Bud. I can't find any reason to pay more to drink an imported version of something that I can pay less for and support American jobs (Yes, I know AB is no longer...
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    I've come to appreciate American Budweiser. It's...

    I've come to appreciate American Budweiser. It's relatively bland on flavor, and good when you want something simple or quick. It's not trash, but isn't really filling and I don't think it goes...
  8. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Is it horror or SF?...

    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Is it horror or SF? Both?
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    The fact that Narnia feels similar to LOTR should...

    The fact that Narnia feels similar to LOTR should come with no significant surprise, as C. S. Lewis and Tolkien were close friends and members of a literary club with serious SF/F leanings together,...
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