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A Word of Advice

October 23, 1994

In her excellent article on the North Frisian island of Fohr ("Island Playground in the North Sea," Sept. 11), Eva G. Fremont translates the term Wattenmeer as cotton sea . There is in German the word Watte , meaning cotton , but it is not related to Wattenmeer or Watt , a derivative of the low German and Old High German wat , which means "a place in the sea low enough to wade through."

ELISABETH HAGGBLADE

Fresno

By the second paragraph of Eva G. Fremont's article on the German island of Fohr, I wanted to scream.

She delightfully referred to the "Don of Canterbury" as an "off-white Scottish terrier." The picture of the Don clearly depicts a West Highland white terrier. "Westies" are not white "Scotties." Scottish terriers and West Highland white terriers are two completely different breeds of dog.

KIM OAKES-PESIGAN

Yucaipa

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