A Conversation for AEthelred II the Unready - King of England

The Translation of "Unraed"

Post 1

Cooper the Pacifist Poet

I am interested in the appellation "Unraed," generally translated "Unready." I prefer the translation "Clueless."

Any thoughts?

The Translation of "Unraed"

Post 2


"Clueless" does, I think, keep in the spirit of the meaning of the word "Unræd", yet whenever I hear it I am reminded of Alicia Silverstone and dreadful Teen Films, so I personally wouldn't use it...
"Æthelred The Brain Dead" also works, but would never be seen in an approved history textbook, (although "William the B*****d" does.)


The Translation of "Unraed"

Post 3

Cooper the Pacifist Poet

How about "AEthelred the Dumbass"?

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