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Old 8th August 2016, 10:44 PM   #43
Andreas
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Originally Posted by ariel
Andreas,

Why do you think it was coined by foreigners?

You meant mistranscribed?


Ariel, I assumed that Mahratt was referring to the myth that Kangaroo is a term issuing from a misunderstanding, ie that when Cook and Banks asked the locals what is that hopping creature, they answered Kangaroo or “I don’t understand you”. This has since been disproved, Kangaroo is a legit local name for this marsupial. I was actually asking Mahratt if he thought that the term for the sword under discussion derives from a similar misunderstanding, as he seems to be suggesting, at least as a possibility.
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