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Re: [ANE-2] Vale to Babylon

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  • Peter T. Daniels
    ... That s a universally known folk etymology. Does that mean that whatever else the guy has to say isn t worth reading? -- Peter T. Daniels
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 3, 2006
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      --- Robert Whiting <whiting@...> wrote:

      > On Sun, 2 Jul 2006, Francis Deblauwe wrote:
      >
      > > Interesting essay, "Vale to Babylon," with as its basic premise
      > "...
      > > that the United States has acted like Neo-Assyria in the Iraq War,
      > and
      > > that the problems of the cultural matrix of Assyria are duplicated
      > > today." It explores this in greater depth than usual, esp. on the
      > > ancient side of the comparison. Comments, anyone?
      >
      > I lost interest midway through his first paragraph when he claimed
      > that
      > 'Potomac' was etymologically related to Greek 'potomos', "river", as
      > in
      > "Mesopotamia".

      That's a universally known folk etymology. Does that mean that whatever
      else the guy has to say isn't worth reading?

      --
      Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...
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