LawLombie said: sotolf said:
caw caw, we should call you odin
Hehe! Odin has many names, Valfaðir and Ragnaropt and Bǫlverk and many more. But DreymimaðR is not one of them... before... ;-)
When typing fast and comfortably, the thoughts and memories (Hugin and Munin) do fly off my fingers and how right that they caw too!
Well, with that many already on the list it's not like anyone would notice another one up there ;)
I have to read through Heimskringla again :)
I don't understand what are you guys saying at all.
Can anyone explain it?
Okay, this has been kind of an inside joke between me and Dreymar for a while. I tend to write CAW (curved angle wide) as caw, which has been bothering him for a while, because that's what the crows are doing and not the keyboard layout. So when he was musing about how his modification of the layout was getting a lot of followers I was suggesting that we were like Hugin, one of odin's ravens (Norse mythology, the old religion up in our place here in Norway) Since the bird is caw-ing, and Odin is it's owner, and since odin is a god he has a lot of followers.
Dreymar then was riffing on the fact that Odin has a lot of names, and more about the birds Huginn and Munin which are the two old norse words for "thoughts" and "memory" and how thoughts and memories seems to flow more effortlessly when writing with colemak-ed-caw.
My last post was then suggesting to edit in the extra name in wikipedia, and I was meaning to read heimskringla again. It's the only poetry book that I have actually enjoyed.