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70 borrowed words

Apparently, the word corgi comes from the Welsh word corgi: 'cor' meaning 'dwarf' and 'ci' or 'gi' meaning 'dog'. A corgi is a small, short-legged dog. In the UK, the corgi is a special favourite of the Queen of England. She has owned more than 30 corgis. So, if you have a corgi you have a special connection with Her Majesty, the Queen of England.

A sheep, a cow and a pig went to market, a meat market, and there they were turned into food. Thanks to the French language we can now differentiate between the live animals and the ready-to-eat versions; 'sheep' becomes 'mutton', 'cow' becomes 'beef' and 'pig' becomes 'pork'. Look out for these words on a menu near you.

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