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Friday, January 13, 2023

Traverse City Trek

  I had to do some errands in Traverse City today. 90 minute drive each way. I had hoped to find something pretty to take a picture of, but the quality for the day will have to be in accomplishing what I needed to do. It was a miserable day with wet, dirty roads and a cold wind like a knife. Just stepping out of the car was miserable.
traverse city street

I came home tired to the bone. It's sure taking me longer than I want to get my energy back. But I'll get there.

Here are the answers to yesterday's quiz. Three people played. Thanks!

They will receive the short story. Glen VanAntwerp got 7 right, Java's Dada got 5, and someone got 2.

A-6ahoyDutch- before the British ruled the seas, the Dutch did. A hoey was a type of ship. To call ahoy! was to hail the ship
B-1alcoholArabic- through Medieval Latin, but from the Arabic and referring to distiled liquids. It came to have the more specific meaning of spirits of wine or ethanol in the 1700s, and then the specific chemical meaning after 1850
C-2budgeriar (a budgie or parakeet)Austrailian Aboriginal - the word literally means "good cockatoo"
D-3bungalowBengali- agents of the East India Company comfortably found housing in a "bangla"- a house
E-11cash (n.)Tamil- when the Portugese were the primary traders from the Far East, they took the Tamil word for coin, "kasu," transmuted it to "caixa," and it eventually became the English word for any hard money
F-7criterionLatin- this word comes to English without change except for the differing alphabet
G-5lawDanish- from "logh," that which is firmly established. This word also came with the early Anglo-Saxons who poured into England after the retreat of the Romans
H-8mooseNative American- Naragansett "moosu" for "he strips bark and twigs from trees when eating"
I-10potatoSpanish- "patata," but adapted from the Taino "batata" which meant "sweet potato." The Taino people are indigenous to the Carribean
J-9 shirtScandinavian- both "shirt" and "skirt" come from "skyrta." The Vikings overran England after the Roman's abandoned the island around 400 AD
K-4ThamesCeltic- considering that the Celts were the dominant peoples of Great Britain for a disputed amount of time (but probably from at least about 300 BC to 100 AD) very little of their language remains in English except for place names such as the famous river. Scottish Gaelic, Irish, and Welsh are Celtic languages.
L-12WalesTeutonic- the early Anglo-Saxon invaders who rousted the Celts pushed their remnants to the west of the British island, and called them Wealas- "foreigners," ironically, since the Celts were there first.

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