Thursday, April 14, 2005

Somebody should really do something about what Doug reports, like, say, somebody who works at a newspaper or something.

Hey, does anybody know if there's an etymological connection between "bordello" and the Czech word "bordel"?


Blogger Jan Vaněk jr. said...

Ji?í Rejzek's ?eský etymologický slovník from 2001 says "from German Bordell from Old French bordel - hut from boards/planks." Machek's 1950-60es one is silent on the word :-)

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