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Good Enough for Folk Etymology

From:Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
Date:Monday, June 5, 2006, 9:57
Let's think up some entertainingly spurious derivations for common words
and phrases.

Barbecue - From "Bar Becu", Jewish surname, mentioned in an apocryphal fragment

"And in those days there was drought, and great famine in the land. And
Joseph Bar Becu went to the Temple of the LORD, and there he made burnt
offerings, so that the LORD might send rain upon the earth."



Michael Adams <abrigon@...>