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  • it was named that by the Kilts, sir.

  • It was named something close to that.

  • It's literally from a Sanskrit word.

  • We can feel the age of this place linguistically, but that's true of a lot of words.

  • Like, for example, the word linguistics is rooted in a word for tongue that stretches back even before a Sanskrit.

  • But the Thames hasn't just been there in name.

  • It's actually been there the whole time.

  • It was there before it was called the Thames.

  • It was there when the first people came, when the Celtics came, when the Romans came when the Normans came.

  • And during that entire time, up until about 50 years ago, it was the default garbage dump for all of those people.

  • I got something you don't want.

  • Throw it in the Thames.

  • Another important bit of context.

  • Here the Thames is a title river.

  • It's close enough to the ocean that its levels are affected by the tides, so sometimes it's full, and sometimes it empties out, and during those times when it empties, their places with a shore gets exposed.

  • And in that mud you can find the leavings off millennia.

  • Coins, pipes, bottles, pottery, shards, musket balls, toothbrushes, human remains.

  • John.

  • Right now, I'm on my way to see a mud lark.

  • The self assigned name for people who walk in buddy places in England to see what they can find.

  • This mud lark has a YouTube channel link in the description.

  • And I watch that channel, and I love it.

  • And I find myself in the enviable position of being able to fairly easily get in touch with and meet the YouTube creators that I absolutely love.

  • So I wanted to do it.

  • Yeah.

  • Your neighbors know you're a weirdo.

  • Well, what way?

  • Secret.

  • Weird room, of course.

  • Yes, that's a whole skull could.

  • Well, you know, 90% of this Look at all your pipes.

  • The only thing now I've got some lovely room and upholstery.

  • Oh, my God.

  • Hopes here from well, from 200.

  • Just a thing like that.

  • It survived.

  • Just give your child some lead.

  • Yeah, chew on things.

  • Is Victoria a baby bottle?

  • Just a perfect breeding ground for bacteria so that it was just terrible for babies to be given milk in this.

  • But it is okay to have the worst looking Teletubby.

  • Oh, yes.

  • Eyes last night for a thing that is.

  • But you're just gonna throw away.

  • I know.

  • I was still I said, I believe you.

  • I'm in London for Vidcon, and it's hard not to feel the context of history in this place.

  • I know that's probably not true if you live here unless you're the kind of person who dips their hand into the banks of the Thames River to see what comes out.

  • But I feel it.

  • And it's also hard for me not to feel the history of my own life and my own industry and work when I'm at Vidcon.

  • And it's good to have a chance to think about what we will leave and are leaving behind, how much more we are creating and what pieces of it will be found in the future and what they will mean to the people who find, Um, I don't think about that a lot.

  • Probably best not to think about it too much, but maybe I should think about it some John.

  • I'll see you on Tuesday.

  • Yeah, I'm in the airport hotels, so I gotta wait for a spelled.

  • Is something behind the sky?

  • I'm waiting for the brain to go by waiting for the plane.

  • Go by waiting for the brain to go by.

  • There's people flying in that's kind, so I'm waiting for the plane to go by.

it was named that by the Kilts, sir.


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千年的泥土 (The Muck of Millennia)

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    林宜悉 發佈於 2021 年 01 月 14 日