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Episode 478: His Pursevant Had Dropsy

January 7th, 2022 | Robin

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2 Responses to “Episode 478: His Pursevant Had Dropsy”

  1. Pär Söderqvist says:

    Had no idea Montague Summers sounded like Frank Nelson, or maybe that should be the otherway around, unless…timetravel? Yeeesss…

  2. Douglas Sundseth says:

    While “pursevant’ would be a reasonable spelling for that word, that spelling is obsolete (ME). English is an unreasonable language and it’s actually spelled “pursuivant” in modern English.

    I must say, though, that the pronunciation is not what I expected, though it is correct (“unreasonable language” again). I’ve always used (at least in my head, since it’s not used all that often in speech), the spelling pronunciation.

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