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Thread #162422 Message #3865410
Posted By: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
10-Jul-17 - 08:37 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: thatcher's language (roofing)
Subject: RE: Folklore: thatcher's language
My father indulged in his interest in printing to the extent of having a printing press when he was head of art at Huish's Grammar School. There is a huge set of words connected with printing with movable type.
For example the spaces between the letters when spacing words apart: thin, mid, thick, en, em.
Terry Pratchet obviously knew a bit about it as shown in his disk world book "The Truth".