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* Lars Marius Garshol
| Aha. So "lox" is probably derived from Norwegian "laks," meaning
| salmon, then. We would call this "r°ykelaks," literally smoked
| salmon, but still...
* James Tauber
| More likely both are derived from some older Germanic parent
That could be, but since the original joke seemed to imply that the
word "lox" was only known in the mid-West, and since that area
(Minnesota especially) is known to have disproportionately many
Scandiavian immigrants, and the terms were near-identical in
pronunciation and meaning, it seemed sort of logical.
Lars Marius Garshol, Ontopian <URL: http://www.ontopia.net >
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