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#171874 - 12/05/07 12:00 PM reindeer  
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"reindeer" and "rendier".

As I automatically compare English with home language, the word reindeer caught my attention and I looked up its etymology.

I always thought "reindeer" came from " rein "; a deer that could be reined, controlled to pull a sledge.

For Dutch I thought it came from running . Ren means: run and dier means: animal in today's language. I thought "rendier" = : running animal.

In fact in origin it is a reduncancy : animal animal.
That's why I love language. reindeer There is no end to these litttle surprises.



#171877 - 12/05/07 03:14 PM Re: reindeer [Re: BranShea]  
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Ain't language wunnerful?


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#171881 - 12/05/07 04:05 PM Re: reindeer [Re: zmjezhd]  
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psst, zmj..

I'd ask about 'process' here, but we both know the score. (:

-ron o.

#171886 - 12/05/07 04:56 PM Re: reindeer [Re: tsuwm]  
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'process'

Aye, och, it is a fine line between process cheese food product and mechanically separated meat.

zmj (two-bit ironwit) ezhd


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#171888 - 12/05/07 05:15 PM Re: reindeer [Re: tsuwm]  
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psst, -ren o joe This so-called 'process '? A question on the Q.T. over my head and in the full limelight? See? Can't you ask for the obvious yourself?

#171889 - 12/05/07 05:53 PM Re: reindeer [Re: BranShea]  
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by way of acknowledging an affront to netiquette: yes, I shouldn't have posted that aside to jheem in the clear. I should have sent a PM, or at least cleverly hidden it in white. sometimes I get lazy like that. sometimes, even, I go for the cheap, self-entertaining laugh.

it was a cross-thread in only the most egregious and far-fetched sense; i.e., from another board.

-joe (additional rationalizations forthcoming) friday

#171891 - 12/05/07 11:31 PM Re: reindeer [Re: tsuwm]  
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Just
you see,the quote button tells how cleverly hidden those white words are it's pretty inconsiderate to provoque zmj to mention mechanically seperated meat on a thread that is supposed to be about reindeer. Pretty most inconsiderate. No presents for you this year; coal, tar and feathers.

#171892 - 12/06/07 01:45 AM Re: reindeer [Re: BranShea]  
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>No presents for you this year; coal, tar and feathers.

dang. just like last year.

-ron o.

#171893 - 12/06/07 03:22 AM Re: reindeer [Re: BranShea]  
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a thread that is supposed to be about reindeer

I see people eating caribou. Saami, Inuktitut. You decide. Back to words. Have you ever noticed that in Europe, it's elk, but in Canada, it's moose? Same with reindeer and caribou, in respecitvely.


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#171894 - 12/06/07 04:08 AM Re: reindeer [Re: zmjezhd]  
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elk and moose are the same animals? are you sure?

(i only know roosevelt elk, a western US species--they also made there homes in the Bronz zoo)

and elk are western (other side of mississippi animals.. (moose live in maine.) or so it seems to me...

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