"puss" in Icelandic ? Swedish ?
Douglas G. Wilson
douglas at NB.NET
Sat Aug 20 18:25:14 UTC 2005
>If Modern Ice. "pussa" is from English, one would expect it to be regarded
>as "slang" or "vulgar," or whatever. Is it?
I would expect this either way, but I don't know for sure. Maybe the next
time I get over to the big library I can check.
>Moreover, the only *likely* English-Icelandic vectors would be anglophone
>tourists, making it a very recent import.
There has been a significant US military presence in Iceland for over 50
years, I think. I don't know how many US-ans are stationed there but I
reckon it must be more than 1% of the entire Iceland population.
-- Doug Wilson
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