Fascinated with the history of English

A recent Zippy, in which Griffy is fascinated:

Don’t know about carving words into animal bones in England, but sheep’s knuckle bones were used as paving stones, devices for divination, and dice-like pieces in games.


2 Responses to “Fascinated with the history of English”

  1. Ben Zimmer Says:

    Is a roe deer anklebone close enough?

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