Thursday, April 1, 2010

tschüß

Thanks to a desperate need to brush up on my German (i.e., was thoroughly embarrassed at a German meet-up in NOVA), I just discovered that the German farewell tschüß is a cognate of French adieu (I know, right?). Wiktionary's explanation: From Low Saxon, from Walloon adjüs (the equivalent of adieu in French).

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