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- Subject: Re: Another look at the Hawaiian meaning of Lua
- From: Dave Dodge <dododge@...>
- Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 17:38:51 -0500
On Wed, Mar 04, 2009 at 09:36:14AM +0000, Robert Raschke wrote:
> The english "loo" actually comes from french, as in "garde l'eau",
As of the 2007 edition, the OED still considers the etymology obscure.
It notes that a 1974 article examined several possible sources for the
word and favored it being derived from "Waterloo", but without any
clear documentation or demonstration.