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From: "kfrog" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] A question re: swear words
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2003 12:24:09 -0800
> Kay, what's the Norwegian word you're looking for??!!
> Mike S
I am searching for "rententist". It was mentioned in the Digitalarkivet in
1801 as the
work (yrke) of my possible great-great-grandfather, Paul Christian Rye, born
Did you EVER think I'd find a great-great-grandfather, knowing only the name
Rudolph Olsen and that he was born in Norway? I accidentally said "great",
but Rudolph's dad would be my great-and he was "only" born in 1807. I am
astounded at how late in life all my family had their children-it seems to
be a pattern, even to this day, with the exception of my sister and her
Kay, totally befuddled with all these unexpected ancestors...