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Old 22nd October 2008, 05:24 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Jim McDougall
Hi Michael,
Thank you for the clarification on the origin of the term. In the reference I had it gave two options, so its good to know the correct one.
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All the best,

Jim, I realized that you gave two options. Please forgive me for not discussing them in detail.
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My bad: I forgot to mention that the word hook, among others, derives from the German term Haken meaning hook. I feel that this makes clear the direct deduction.

All the best to you, my friend!!! Keep trackin' ...
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