Fascinating Linguistic Tidbit for Francophiles and Anglophiles

According to Wikipedia (citing this book),

J. R. R. Tolkien used the name “Bag End” as a calque of “cul-de-sac,” to poke fun at the British use of French terms.

Author: Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.

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