Saturday, March 20, 2010

Things That Do Not Translate Well

It turns out that a "wad" was a place the river, in this case the Seille, could be forded. The word "wad" actually has the same root as the modern English word "wade" and is unrelated to "wadi," which comes from Arabic. The word "Billy" is a version of an old Metz family name, Bugley.

Parts of the street are quite picturesque.

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