Don't forget to mentoin the Netherlands are in between the Brits and
Swine = Zwijn in Dutch
Boat = Boot in Dutch as well
Yacht = Jacht in Dutch!
Just some examples...
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Breneman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "MG List" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2009 12:56 AM
Subject: Re: [Mgs] Common Language
> Just remember, folks, that English started out as a
> German dialect, and was subsequently polluted with
> French by the nobility. That's why all the words
> used by commoners are still German, and the words
> used by royalty are French.
> House = Haus which is German
> Palace = Palais which is French
> Swine = Schwein which is German
> Beef = Boeuf which is French
> Boat = Boot which is German
> Yacht = Yacht which is French.
> David Breneman firstname.lastname@example.org
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