Santa and namecalling songs

Irina Rempt ira at rempt.xs4all.nl
Fri Nov 24 00:49:36 EST 2000


On Thu, 23 Nov 2000, Anna Skarzynska wrote:

> PPS [*] Santa Claus has always struck me as a mixed-language name.  Does
> anyone know if there is any language in which both halves of the name are
> natural forms of the words ("Saint" and "Nicholas" in case you hadn't
> twigged)?

Dutch. "Sint Nicolaas", but usually "Sinterklaas". He comes on the
5th of December, nothing to do with Christmas.

   Irina

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