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Old 09-20-2017, 10:05 AM   #23866
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 We still have trouble with Vikings...

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...s-7986164.html

Mostly shoppers on the North Sea Ferries these days. They have stopped wearing the funny hats, and singing about Spam.

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Not sure if Bluetooth protection helps there - these are clearly not on a Viking mission, since they are obviously not capable of rowing a Norse sea mile...
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:44 AM   #23867
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Same state as Thunder Chicken, have no idea what Bluetooth is(and no intention of finding out!).
Just bought a new telly, and it keeps wittering on about internet, Bluetooth and other things. Thought I'd tuned into the Irritation Channel by mistake.

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Old 09-20-2017, 10:46 AM   #23868
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I was a bit surprised that the theory that he got his name from the effect of his favorite berries didn't make it to his Wikipedia page.

Btw "Viking" is the name for the raid and "Vikings" is the name for the participants. The people are called "Norse" or "Danes".
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:59 AM   #23869
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 Btw "Viking" is the name for the raid and "Vikings" is the name for the participants. The people are called "Norse" or "Danes".
Yes, and the best hypothesis for origin for the name of the raid relates to a Old Frisian term for "rowing in turns", which then means that Vikings had been people traveling so far over the ocean, that they needed to switch rowers there. Which then also gives an additional clue why "Viking" is a female word in old Danish.

But as we know since 2017, female Viking warriors had been really no anomaly, like previous historians assumed despite old Danish sources saying the opposite.
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:06 AM   #23870
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 But as we know since 2017, female Viking warriors had been really no anomaly, like previous historians assumed despite old Danish sources saying the opposite.
Isn't that conflation between actual Vikings and settlers?
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:32 AM   #23871
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 Isn't that conflation between actual Vikings and settlers?
Not that I know. The discovery of 2017 was, that a newly discovered grave of a Viking warrior king with a skeleton buried with many weapons and other typically male burial objects turned out to be a skeleton of a warrior queen.
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:50 AM   #23872
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Being buried with weapons isn't proof that the person was using them.

The only "Viking chieftain" found buried with an actual ship turned out to be female too.

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Weapons are a symbol of power and don't indicate how adept the person was at fighting.
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 Being buried with weapons isn't proof that the person was using them.
Being buried with weapons on the other hand is proof that people thought that this person might need them in the afterlife and knows how to use them....
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