[ RadSafe ] Reactors, Windmills, and all that

franz.schoenhofer at chello.at franz.schoenhofer at chello.at
Mon Oct 17 13:14:28 CDT 2011

Please no speculations on foreign languages! "Bayer" is a rather common family name, one of my aunts acquired it through marriage, but was genuine Austrian. What you English speaking people call "Bavaria" is in German "Bayern". The "n" makes a lot of difference!

A person from Bavaria is  "ein Bayer" (or if female: "eine Bayerin"). The name is derived from a historic Germanic tribe - the Bojer. In the middle ages the Bavarians cultivated large areas in Europe, also most of nowadays Austria. 

So much my short lecture on German.....

Best regards,


---- "Otto G. Raabe" <ograabe at ucdavis.edu> schrieb:
> At 11:09 PM 10/16/2011, jpreisig wrote:
> >Bayer makes aspirin,  right????  Bayern is a German word for the
> >Southern part of
> >Germany known to us as Bavaria....
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> Although aspirin was invented by Felix Hoffmann in 1897, he worked at 
> that time for the Bayer company founded by Professor Adolf von Bayer, 
> his former professor and a Noble laureate.
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> Prof. Otto G. Raabe, Ph.D., CHP
> Center for Health & the Environment
> University of California
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