To help keep me sane during this heat, and as part of my Very Serious Research™ (read: pissing about with a dictionary and writing down the occasionally funny name), I have constructed a new Twitter bot (@botmedieval), which you can follow here.

The bot feeds off my database of nicknames that I am currently in the process of creating for my PhD research. Twice a day, every day, the bot will post a random (occasionally amusing) nickname. At the moment it’s just English and a few Icelandic examples but, with more time, I’ll try to expand the database more and more to give more variety. So, if you use Twitter and are interested in medieval history or onomatics, give it a follow!

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