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Examples of ‘kangaroo etymologies’ that actually happened

But are there any known cases of this kind of thing really happening? "this thing" is far too broad. The general idea is Folk Etymology. The word itself is a neat example. Folk or German ...
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Examples of ‘kangaroo etymologies’ that actually happened

In French, the name for a certain type of window is le vasistas, almost certainly from German was ist das? ("what is that?"), inquiring about that particular type of window (which is far ...
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