Re: English Only (was: New Mexico bilingualism)

Cyril Belshaw (cbelshaw@EZNET.CA)
Thu, 29 Aug 1996 18:00:33 -0700

As many will no doubt point out OK is derived from Orl Krekt = All
Correct. So go to the derivation of All and Correct.......
Just as "kids" is a 'thirties shortening of silly little goats. Which is
why my Mum told me never to use the word as it was demeaning......

Iain Walker wrote:
> I wonder how many words in the English language _aren't_ derived from
> other languages. The list would be very short. I think "okay" would
> qualify. :^)
> Iain Walker * Dept. of Anthropology * University of Sydney
> *
> "L'homme qui a deux femmes perd son ame;
> "L'homme qui a deux maisons perd sa raison"
> or
> "mdru ukana hahe na ha nduhuze"