OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index]
Vikings (was [xml-dev] seduced by markup)

On 11/15/13 5:07 PM, John Cowan wrote:
On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 1:39 PM, Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com
<mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com>> wrote:

    Right.  The Vikings wandered into Greenland, try to do what they
    always did, and are sad when things don't work out.

Eh?  Their descendants are still 12% of the population.

Did you mean Vinland?
That did even worse, and the Danes for some reason never got it back. I meant the end of the Viking settlements in the 15th century. I think the 12% are likely folks from the more recent Danish return.

(Counting Viking descendants is silly - my mother turns out to be ~40% Scandinavian, despite being mostly from Waterford, Ireland. Of course that's a corruption of Water-fjord. Viking descendants are pretty much anywhere within range of the North Sea or even Mediterranean.)

Simon St.Laurent

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index]

News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 1993-2007 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS