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Old 05-06-2012, 11:40 AM
 
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I'm curious about this british term Exchequer e.g. 'Chancellor of the Exchequer' (cabinet position) as to where it's origins are from as it doesn't look english. I'm guessing that it came to britain from the Normans as a french term (middle english). Also how do you pronounce it ? .... I'm guessing ex-che-ker?
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:11 PM
 
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That's how you pronounce it.

An alternative way of pronouncing it is 'robbing bast*ard'.

I found this;

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/exchequer
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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You could also read Edward Rutherford's fascinating book London for the background and origin of many terms, names and customs in the city.
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:33 PM
 
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That's how you pronounce it.

An alternative way of pronouncing it is 'robbing bast*ard'.

I found this;

Exchequer | Define Exchequer at Dictionary.com
Hehehe .
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:36 PM
 
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You could also read Edward Rutherford's fascinating book London for the background and origin of many terms, names and customs in the city.
I've not heard of it before however i see that it has numerous positive reviews over on amazon.com
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