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Re: MTA Demands Slice of the Action at Brooklyn Bagel Shop or Else

Posted by Fytton on Tue Mar 15 08:05:16 2005, in response to Re: MTA Demands Slice of the Action at Brooklyn Bagel Shop or Else, posted by Stephen Bauman on Tue Mar 15 07:45:10 2005.

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'Clearly, "shmear" and the english "smear" have a common root.'

In Danish, 'smor' (with a slash through the o, pronounced like the German o-umlaut) is the actual word for butter. Hence 'smorrebrod' (buttered bread) as the name for open-faced sandwiches in Danish.

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