thumb the nose

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Mon May 17 13:05:59 UTC 2010

On 5/17/10 12:01 AM, Automatic digest processor wrote:
> Date:    Sun, 16 May 2010 09:51:40 +0100
> From:    Robin Hamilton<robin.hamilton2 at BTINTERNET.COM>
> Subject: Re: thumb the nose
> This goes back to the Jomsvikings, and includes (death on a log) whether the
> proof of an afterlife turned on a brooch or a fishbone.
> And if you want *that explained, it really is Amy West's territory and not
> mine.
>      (obscurely and obliquely)
>              Robin
> (keening, not kenning)

Like I said, get used to disappointment. I haven't read any of the
Jomsvikings material. I am really pretty much a sham, charlatan, etc.
So, no I can't explain that reference.

---Amy West

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