History lesson: “Æþelræd Unræd” does NOT mean “Æthelred the Unready” – it means “Æthelred the ill-advised” (“ræd” is the Old English word for “counsel: or “advice”). The nickname was meant as a slur, not on the king himself (even though he was only ten when he succeeded to the throne), but to his royal council of advisors, who were more interested in serving their own corrupt interests than the throne’s.
Think of a young boy king surrounded by Dick Cheneys.
Nowax: I really, really hope you’re hip to the fact (and ironically commenting on the same) that people who comment on cartoon websites’ boards are way, way more nerds than people who correct cartoons. That includes you and I – and I can only hope you’re as aware of the fact of your essential nerdiness.
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