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Juli

Ok, I am stupid...how long is a fortnight?

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Fortnight is common enough and has been in use so long that it really shouldn't be an issue to anyone undertaking a massive 4000+ page work like ASoIaF. It's just one of those words you get used to. Newer British jargon is as incomprehensible to me as Brad Pitt's Pikey in Snatch though, lol.


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Well, if I am reading a British writer I should expect to run into the word, but not in something like Ice and Fire.

Westeros is based on medieval Europe/Britain so it makes perfect sense that it would use English vernacular.

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Westeros is based on medieval Europe/Britain so it makes perfect sense that it would use English vernacular.

Is the word used in European cultures outside of GB? I haven't read or watched much from the continent.

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Is the word used in European cultures outside of GB? I haven't read or watched much from the continent.

Well I assume not, seeing as the other European countries don't speak English. If Martin were to use European vernacular English speaking readers would have difficulty understanding.

And in any case Westeros is primarily based on Britain, with Dorne being the big exception.

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