Scotland and Norway was of course owned by DENMARK many years ago!!!!!!
It has something to do with extremely hairy, wild, seafarers, who wore hats
Yours patriotically toungue in cheek
---------- > From: firstname.lastname@example.org > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: Gates of Edinburgh > Date: 11 June 1999 23:17 > > 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. > > > -- > firstname.lastname@example.org >