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Thread #53303   Message #3904601
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
09-Feb-18 - 10:41 AM
Thread Name: DTStudy: Hot Ash-Pelt (Hot Asphalt)
Subject: RE: DTStudy: Hot Ash-Pelt (Hot Asphalt)
Really? And where then does 'jersey', a more common word in English for a jumper, come from? Guernseys and jerseys both come from the Channel Islands, as do the Guernsey and Jersey cows.

Macadamised roads were initially converted to tarmac by covering them with coal tar, a by-product of the production of coke and coal gas from coal. Asphalt comes from Pitch Lake in Trinidad, the world's largest natural deposit of asphalt. It is excavated by the Trinidad Lake Asphalt company, founded in 1851.