To snub, Norse style

Words about words M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The verb to snub means to rebuke or reprove in a cutting or sharp way; the noun snub derived from the verb means the act of so doing. The word is derived from the Old Norse snubba, meaning to cut short or make stumpy. Modern Swedish has retained the Old Norse spelling, while in modern Danish and Norwegian only the final vowel differs, snubbe. The first recorded existent mention of the word in English was in 1340 in the Psalter or Psalms of David, translated into English by Richard Rolle (1305-1349), a preacher and venerated hermit, who at the end of his life, lived near a Cistercian nunnery in the village of Ha
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M. Michael Brady

M. Michael Brady was born, raised, and educated as a scientist in the United States. After relocating to the Oslo area, he turned to writing and translating. In Norway, he is now classified as a bilingual dual national.

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