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Message 17635 · 12 Jun 1999 02:17:34 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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On Fri, 11 Jun 1999, Anselm Lingnau wrote:
> Also, `Gang the same gate'. I believe the word comes
>from the Norwegian/Swedish/... for `street'.

Yes, gate in Norwegian, gata in Swedish. Also in Norwegian same is (the same as) same,
and in one of the Norwegian languages, Nynorsk, gange is to walk. So, *Gang den same
gate" equals "Walk the same street". Not that I KNOW there is any such strong
connection, but it is fun to speculate...
Cheers, Carol Johnson, daughter of Norwegian immigrants to U.S.

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