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MonsterRider80 t1_ja2zhha wrote

The meaning could be related, but I learned it as meaning strange as in foreign, more specifically. The irony of the Anglo-Saxons calling the Welsh what amounts to “foreigners” is astounding lol


Anacalagon t1_ja35vmu wrote

But the English word for Germany means kin... oops looked it up on Wikipedia and they say that's probably Bullsh**.


pgm123 t1_ja3o1sc wrote

It likely derives from a name of a Celtic tribe and was generalized first to Celtic Latin speaker and then to foreigner.


penguinpolitician t1_ja3kzzl wrote

The Koreans will still do it - call you a foreigner even in your own country.