1. says

    Merie singen þe muneches binnen Eli
    Tha Knut king rew ðerby
    roweþ cnihtes ner þe lond
    & her we þese munches sang.

    He’ll grow up to be a mediævalist!!!

  2. says

    It tried to post this:
    Actually that sort of ‘folk’ pronunciation spelling is extremely useful to historical linguists.
    In hundreds of years scholars will use correspondence of this sort to develop an understanding of AUTE (American Uneducated Twit English)!

    Always supposing they want to.

    BTW ‘retart’: I suppose this to be the low slang ‘retard’, and to be an interesting example of the American voicing of the alveolar plosive in a terminal position.

  3. medievalguy says

    Heh…the typography made me think for a second that his name was K-nut.

  4. davidc1 says

    He is not going to eat all that stuff by himself is he ?
    What’s that thing on the far right ?

  5. Larry says

    Not to be a Donny Downer but one of these days, and quite soon, actually, Knut is going to face the realization that life is not all comfy chairs, watermelons, strawberries, cakes, banannas, and mysterious things wrapped in white paper. Who’ll be your bringer-of-offerings then, kid?

  6. birgerjohansson says

    For some reason, I recall South Park’s “Woodland Critter Christmas”. Hail Antichrist!

  7. What a Maroon, living up to the 'nym says

    He looks mightily unimpressed by the whole thing. And he’s also giving us the finger.