Ancient Boating

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Simon21
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Re: Ancient Boating

Post by Simon21 » Sat May 12, 2018 7:56 am

You say that but have we not recently seen people prosecuted for the death of a young girl in a bouncy castle which was blown away in a wind, not a tornado.

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Re: Ancient Boating

Post by Simon21 » Sat May 12, 2018 7:57 am

Toto means baby, n'toto, a baby - presumably that is why the name was chosen.

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Re: Ancient Boating

Post by circumspice » Sat May 12, 2018 8:03 am

Simon21 wrote:You say that but have we not recently seen people prosecuted for the death of a young girl in a bouncy castle which was blown away in a wind, not a tornado.
Huh? Non sequitur... Your tangent has gone far afield from the original topic.
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Re: Ancient Boating

Post by circumspice » Sat May 12, 2018 8:21 am

Simon21 wrote:Toto means baby, n'toto, a baby - presumably that is why the name was chosen.
I think you presume far to much. The word Toto is used in several languages, including Latin.

Italian: from a personal name of Germanic origin, Dod(d)o, Totto. Italian (Sicily): from the personal name Toto (a pet form of Salvatore or Antonio).

Greek (Totos): from Albanian toto 'priest'. It is sometimes found forming a surname in combination with personal names, as in Totogiannis 'John the priest'.

Another use:
What is the meaning of the word Toto?
Totally or completely: “We reject your demands in toto.” From Latin, meaning “in all.” The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

I believe that L. Frank Baum made the word up, along with dozens of other unusual names that were used in his fantasy fiction books.

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Re: Ancient Boating

Post by kbs2244 » Sat May 12, 2018 3:05 pm

I saw what you did there.
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