Some Anglo-Norman's French accents were so bad it was rumoured there was a cursed spring in Marlborough, Wiltshire. Those who drank from it would end up speaking 'Marlborough French'.
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"What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried? "
~ Abraham Lincoln
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1288 Margaret of Scotland allegedly enacted a law allowing women to propose to men on leap days. Those who refused the proposal could be fined.
1692 Arrest warrants are issued for Tituba, Sarah Good and Sarah Osborne during the Salem witchcraft trials.