Tagged: French

Trump turmoil triggers tracing to Nynorsk

Stories about the Norwegian roots of the word trump have recently gone mildly viral. Here’s what our correspondent found M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The genealogy of the surname of the 45th President is...

Words on the move: Rappel’s migration

M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Many of the terms of mountaineering in English as well as Norwegian result from the intermingling of languages over time, particularly with French. The word rappel is an example....