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25 November 2006

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Douglas

I learned the etymology of the name Husqvarna. It means "house mill" in Swedish. Probably "millhouse" would be a better translation. Swedish is so much like English if you just stare at it long enough. "Hus" for "house" is pretty obvious, but think back beyond French (moulin = mill) to Anglo-Saxon and you find "quern," the original English word for mill. Cool!

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