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Saturday, December 10, 2005

 

Annals of catymology: a note from Ted

Ted from Detroit Lakes, MN, writes:

"I know two Native Americans named Aloysius. One goes by nickname 'Wishy.'
I guess the actual name is derived from Louis which is derived from Ludwig which meant 'famous warrior.'"

I appreciate the information, Ted! Although I have to admit that last night I failed in my effort to kill a bug in the family room. Fortunately, amanuensis squashed it. (Her surname, in its original language, also is derived from the word for warrior.)


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