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Re: Phoenician Indonesia (Was: etymology of ketchup/catsup?

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Friday, July 14, 2000, 21:08
> The difficulty with the Egyptian connection >("alloyed metal"), needless to say, is that it requires a certain leap of >semantic faith, as the AN word seems to have meant only 'sour'.
The funny thing was, he connected the sour meaning to "soured metal, thus getting "alloy" out of it. Anyway, i thought the entire page was stretching it quite a bit. For instance: no, the rings shown in that egyptian drawing couldnt have depicted someone from an african tribe that also wears those rings on their legs, they _have_ to be of course of one of the tribes in SEAsia that also wears them. _________________________________________________________ This ain't a yes, this ain't a no, just do your thang, we'll see how it goes