I haven't been posting much lately, because most of what I've been doing has been transcribing municipal ordinances, and they don't give much to talk about. But every once in a while, something entertaining comes up. This time, the entertainment was provided by my own rather unpredictable brain that cheerfully translates unfamiliar words into the first thing it lights upon. To wit (and leaving out the boring parts about the mechanics of translation/transcription in an age before orthographic rules -- and, more importantly, before I'd finished my first cup of coffee): I was fully convinced for 90 minutes that tuna were among the animals that residents of Exotic Research City were forbidden from herding through the city streets.
I make my own fun.