poor laws, query

Michael Pollak mpollak at panix.com
Tue Mar 21 01:48:11 PST 2000

On Tue, 21 Mar 2000, rc-am wrote:
> > BTW, "Welsh", is a Middle English word meaning "foreigner, slave"
> > fascinating article http://clever.net/quinion/words/articles/welsh.htm
> Why is 'Welsh' still used, or is it?

Why is 'Slav' still used? Because nobody but linguists remember the connection anymore? And perhaps a bit of the same logic that made dyke a badge of honor.


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