creationism, crétin & gauche

H.M. BURDET burdet at CJB.UNIGE.CH
Tue Sep 30 14:41:14 CDT 1997


I don't know if every exchange on this list on the subject of creatio=
nism
is sound, but I do know that French for left-handed is "gaucher" and =
not
"gauche". As for cr=E9tin, the French word derives from the German
"Kreidling", an allusion to the white chalky colour of the skin in
individuals with hypothyroidism.
Avec mes bons voeux,
Herv=E9 M. BURDET
Conservatoire & Jardin Botaniques de la Ville de Gen=E8ve
P.O. Box 60
CH - 1292 CHAMBESY / GENEVE
Switzerland
Phone: (++ 41 22) 418 51 20
Fax:     (++ 41 22) 418 51 01




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