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   Re: [xml-dev] CHAT: Bagels and lox

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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
| language.

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 >
ISO SC34/WG3, OASIS GeoLang TC        <URL: http://www.garshol.priv.no >


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