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  1. Confused, Vic? What I'm trying to say is that "sack" has never meant wine. In more modern day parlance, wine is a noun and sack is the adjective that describes the wine as being dry. The modern day name would therefore be HONEY DRY FARM. This just doesn't sound right for a farm name. Mind you, neither does Honey Sack Farm. I'm hoping John can let us see the original of those three handwritten words.
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  2. Here it is - the Easter special with lots of easter related questions, a few extra and a special bonus question. Happy Easter to everyone: 1. What is pysanka? 2. What do Australians use to symbolize Easter instead of a rabbit? 3. According to tradition, Hot Cross Buns are made without which ingredient? 4. Who was the jeweler famous for making ornate Easter eggs for the Russian royal family? 5. From what does Easter get its name? 6. What is the Easter egg supposed to symbolize? 7. In 1592 a British monar
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  3. Sounds lovely! ... and that’s an interesting theory, James. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we’ve had such an establishment in Bedlington! Unfortunately, I think there are a few holes in the theory. The Old English (OE) period in the development of the English language was 700 – 1100 AD. That’s more or less the period from the arrival to Britain of the Vikings through to the arrival of William the Conqueror and long before 1739. According to the Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology (ODEE) there was already during that time a word for wine in the English language – win (pronounced ‘wee
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