A linguistic mystery centered on a long-extinct language continues to baffle researches studying symbol-inscribed stones in Scotland.
But these symbols are probably “words” rather than images, researchers say, which has raised criticism from some linguists.
Pictish is a term used for the extinct language or languages thought to have been spoken by the Picts, the people of northern and central Scotland in the Early Middle Ages.
Maybe it’s just me, but somehow I don’t think these pro-temperance ladies were doing their cause any favors.
It’s likely this dour, humorless bunch probably drove as many men to hit the bottle as it did to convince them otherwise.
While there is some conjecture that this may have been a spoof, one can imagine some poor man married to one of the above battle axes purposefully upping his alcohol consumption after seeing this, as a way of keeping his “beloved” at bay, even if it does incur her wrath.