Herself has started reading bits of “Beowulf”. I don’t know, maybe it’s helping her German? Anyhow she was marvelling at how the Normans arrived and English changed. “How many generations did it take?” she asked. “I mean,” said she, “it might only be a relatively short period. Would they even have know that their great-great-great grandparents spoke such a different language. Look at how English usage has changed since the middle of the 19th century. No one corrects you now to say that you’re not speaking correct Victorian English.” Pause. “Except Cork Grandad.”
In further news, she held a students’ council meeting over zoom yesterday afternoon and all of her committee turned up. She was delighted with herself. It all went very well, even though one of the second years still hasn’t learnt to mute herself and they all heard her mother giving out to her for using 4G instead of wifi.