17 December 2013


Reading an article on wasters, I come upon this.

Writing on old swordplay in the late 19th century, researcher-practitioner Captain Alfred Hutton listed it as “wafter”, not uncommon as “s” was typically written as an “f” in earlier forms of English literature.

When writing about history, not being aware that the long-S (ſ) is a different character than a lowercase-F (f) does nothing for your credibility. ☺︎

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