Who put the Ming in Menzies?

Speaking of Menzies Campbell, I was very gratified to read this article which explains why his name is pronounced ‘Mingis’. It’s all down to the letter Yogh apparently.

The yogh owes its origin to the Irish scribes who arrived in Saxon Britain in the 8th Century and began teaching the Anglo Saxons to write – before this, old English was written in runes. (BBC News)






One response to “Who put the Ming in Menzies?”

  1. Spooky Pete avatar

    My one intelligent comment on all this is that Australia’s longest serving Prime Minister, Robert Gordon Menzies (1949-65), was known as “Ming the Merciless” due to his name and his imperial disposition.

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