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Thread #116913 Message #2513784
Posted By: Geoff the Duck
12-Dec-08 - 04:31 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Stupid Question but what is Wassail
Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Question but what is Wassail
Like many words from Northern England, it came in with the Vikings. Wes Hael means something on the lines of wishing you good health (same root as Hale & Hearty). Can't be bothered actually looking up any references or correct spelling. It's too near Christmas. I'll leave that to the pedants.