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Alles Kokolores? Wörter und Wortgeschichten aus dem Rheinland by Peter Honnen
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May 07, 2016

really liked it

A nice little collection of etymologies and word histories of words that are typical for the Rhine / Ruhr area. Debunks folk etymologies and word myths, like the myth that "Fisimatenten" is a loan from French. Written in a chatty, very intelligible style, and it also doesn't shy away from admitting when the etymology of a word simply isn't known.
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February 1, 2016 – Started Reading
May 6, 2016 – Finished Reading
May 7, 2016 – Shelved

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