Re: [CR]gantlet/gauntlet


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From: "Olof Stroh" <olof@stroh.nu>
To: "Michael Butler" <pariscycles@yahoo.co.uk>, "sandranian" <sandranian@yahoo.com>
References: <20060107124250.54644.qmail@web25303.mail.ukl.yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]gantlet/gauntlet
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2006 16:15:04 +0100
cc: CR Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

Michael Butler wrote in part:
>
> Gauntlet is the correct English spelling. Gantlet is
> the American variation spelling. Both are allowed .... ------
> Comes from an early Swedish word GATLOPP courtesy of
> the Vikings (as near as we get yo cycling on this
> one)invasions of the British Isles. Gata = lane lopp=
> course.
> Or from the French GANTELET via another invasion of
> the British isles by the Normans (another wonderful
> bike).
> Finally could come from another Germanic word GANT
> courtesy of the Anglo Saxons coming to Britain. Gant
> old middle English word for glove.
> Funny another British bike Saxon named after another
> invasion.