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she used to sit in this cafe, and just face the wall. And it wasn’t coffee she was drinking

The etymology of beer…

Posted by Alix on 10 October 2007

A chance question about the Spanish word for beer prompted me to write a (reasonably) short piece over at Freaky Trigger on the subject. Having been a while since I wore my linguistics hat I was a bit surprised quite how much I took to it again, and was relieved to find my brain still mostly in working order. I still feel like a complete fraud compared to the chaps over at Language Log, but it’s a start.

Should anyone by interested in the subject, my sources are all coralled on del.icio.us. And if you’re just interested in linguistics I cannot speak highly enough of Language Log.

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