I think the Spanish and the French come from a Germanic source.

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

H. L. Mencken 1880 - 1956

Some may not like his views, but what a prediction!

Re: How are your efforts to "learn more French" working out?


YCCMB 13/12/2018, 20:50
Pat, I looked it up and etymologically it comes from the German "blenden" - to blind or block. Which makes sense...
Don't want to end up a cartoon in a cartoon graveyard.

Re: How are your efforts to "learn more French" working out?


Patf 13/12/2018, 21:04
I can see that, Betty, but it's still a big stretch to armoured vehicles.
The vagaries of language.

Re: How are your efforts to "learn more French" working out?


Patf 13/12/2018, 21:23
http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads/french-tank-drawings.74427/#post-799006
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