Monday, 22 December 2008


"Salmon" seems to be another example of the work of meddlesome scholars.

The Latin source was "salmon", but it became "saumon" in Old French and from there became "sa(u)moun" in Anglo_Norman.

The long-absent "l" was apparently retrieved from Latin, though never pronounced in English, by the meddlesome scholars.

from alt.usage.english

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