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Thread #140533   Message #3929395
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
06-Jun-18 - 04:52 AM
Thread Name: New evidence for 'shanty' origins?
Subject: RE: New evidence for 'shanty' origins?
Camboose camps were a thing too.

Couple of points on the above, the kitchen/cook stove was invented right in the middle of all this so the camboose may be a cabin or a stove, depends. It gets confusing. One hears Descartes did some of his best work in the oven?!

And the most common root given is Dutch (kitchen) not French (cabin) but it's closer to Basque in Creole. Me keyboard won't do Basque tho, still working it.