Ye Smokiana: 1890 study of smoking

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  1. Tore Sinding Bekkedal says:

    That’s Þe, not Ye. The thorn, pronounced like the ‘th’ in ‘the’ and often ligatured with the letter e (like we do by combining ‘et’ into an ampersand), was almost indistinguishable from the letter Y in the middle English era blackletter – but is distinct.

    It’s correctly written as ‘Þe’ or ‘the’, not ‘ye’. :)

  2. John Napsterista says:

    I confess to curiosity as to which of the boing boing staff smoke tobacco cigarettes, either regularly or on-occasion.

  3. Wayne Dyer says:

    Hokey-Smoki, Smoki-oki-aan
    Okey-Dokey, anybody can
    (Smoki-Smoki) man, oh man, oh man
    You sing a-bing-a-bang-a-bingo
    In hokey-pokey Smokiaan
    Smoki-aa-aa-aa–ann

  4. JRR Tolkien totally stole this Pritchett guy’s logo idea –> http://oetg.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/JRRT_logo.jpg

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