Date: Wed, 30 Jul 1997 09:10:04 -0500
From: wachal robert s rwachal[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BLUE.WEEG.UIOWA.EDU
Subject: John Cabot
Of course John Cabot was not the first English speaker to set foot in
North America. Leif Ericson, who inherited a kind of Norwegianized
English from his marauding forebears, left remnants of it behind. Had
Cabot ventured farther inland, say to what is now called Minnesota, he
would have encountered folks who said things like "Yah, sher, u betchah".