Craving is the word prompt kindly provided by the Daily Post yesterday, so let us first consider its etymology.

The Oxford English Dictionary states that it is of Germanic origin, appearing as craifen (to ask, implore, demand by right) in Old English. A fairly bog-standard origin story, if not for the fact that it is also related to the Danish kræve and the Swedish kräva, through Old Germanic (I never knew that Old Germanic had any influence on that language group). Seems like I need to look a little more into those languages.

The above was what I had completed as a draft yesterday, but unfortunately didn’t have time to go back and add to as my day had been rather busy. Hopefully I shall be able to produce a little more today.


facienda multior res, minoris tempi.

The more things to be done, the less time.



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