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Re: [Mgs] Common Language

Subject: Re: [Mgs] Common Language
From: Eric Erickson <>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 21:25:18 +1030
Hans Duinhoven wrote:
> Shall we start about US words being of true Dutch origin?
> Harlem = Haarlem an ancient city in the netherlands 10 miles from the 
> place i live.
> Brooklyn = Breukelen - a little town 10 miles south of Amsterdam.

They are not "words" - they are anglicised place names.
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