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Paradigms Regained

October 28, 1990

Holley makes no mention of it, but one has to wonder if Bill Bryson, author of "The Mother Tongue," credits Sir Walter Scott at least in a footnote for the original observation ("Ivanhoe," 1819) that "after the invasion of the Norman French, the animals in the fields retained Anglo-Saxon names . . . but their meat, once brought to the table, was French."

HARRY H. GONDA MD

IRVINE

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