Re: Irish case folding

Date: Tue Jul 11 2000 - 11:57:14 EDT

Michael Everson <>wrote:
> I thought that the words are the same. Maybe it's folk etymology, but I
> heard the critter was known as "the French animal" hence its name.
I don't recall any reference to that in school (where the capitalization
was emphasized to encourage good relations with our Continental
neighbors), although it doesn't sound unreasonable.


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