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Thread #59418   Message #1699218
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
20-Mar-06 - 10:18 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
That lumpy L has a P plumbed to it and isn't a very good thorn--that's a typesetter's answer to a thorn, I'll bet. A thorn was drawn different than that but evolved into the Y shaped thing (and gets abused in the mispronunciation of the form as it appears in things like "Ye (Thorn + e) Old Candle Shoppe.") The fact that there are only four examples of a "thorn" on that Google page just means that most of the people who put this stuff on the Internet are idiots and should know better.

You did the best you could, BWL.