Hwaet!

What people think Old English is: Thou art indeed a fine lad, prithee yonder! Wherefore arest mine pantalones?

What it actually is: Syððan ǽrest wearð feasceaft funden, hé þæs frófre gebád, wéox under wolcnum weorðmyndum þáh, oð þæt him ǽghwylc ymbsittendra ofer hron-ráde hýran scolde, gomban gyldan. Þæt wæs gód cyning!

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