Merryn | Historian
History hinges on psycholinguistics – the way we interpret the past depends entirely on our perception of language.
Resilience, resourcefulness and patriotic resolve to one person might be interpreted as confusion, ineptitude, and scelestic inhumane intent … it’s all about the words we choose, and the impact of language on history fascinates me.
Most of these posts look at language or idiosyncrasies linked to the second world war. However, history is a broad church and I like being among the curious congregation.
There’s a smattering of recherché language and oblique theories here, but mistakes are mine alone. I paddle in the ink-pools of literary giants.