"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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