Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Founding Fathers talked funny

They wrote funny as well; "florid and complex".

The Federalist Papers, wikilink, must reading for anyone interested in studying the United States Constitution, wikilink, were written in the same language.

I went looking for the Federalist Papers written in modern English. There is apparently only one reference, edited by one Mary Webster, who is, interestingly, a descendant of Daniel Webster, wikilink.

It is called;

The United States Constitution: Annotated with
the Federalist Papers in Modern English
and will run you about 24 bucks plus shipping.

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