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Poitevin &c.[edit]

Please note the circularity of the identification of Marais Poitevin as the origins of Poitous and Poitiers. From whence derives Poitievin? I think from the Payettis (Paetuses) of ancient Patavium, who were associates of the Herodian lords of Vienne, whose religious conflicts with Rome still plague us. hi

Pic too large?[edit]

The pic is too big for text flowing to work - should either center by itself, or make smaller, say 300px across. IMHO smaller is better, but I'll defer to others. Stan 23:53, 26 Sep 2003 (UTC)

I posted it large to show the detail, but there is the larger image. Mashman has also brought this up with me and he already reduced it some, It works for me, but I have a high res 1024 screen. I have no problem if someone wants to make the screen image smaller, the larger image shows a lot of detail and I would hope that would be preserved as it gives one an idea of the complex environment that a marsh may be. Alex756 03:11, 27 Sep 2003 (UTC)

Spirites (?)[edit]

The text currently reads: "Will o' the wisps (aka. Jack-a-lanterns or spirites)." Is this last word a typo for "sprites" (or similar word), or is it bona fide as it appears? The cited page is mute on this point. -- Deborahjay (talk) 04:38, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Perhaps you could expand the etymology section. Why is marsh sometimes moss ex. solvay moss, store moss? Does the "r" just disappear like search to seek? Or sea"r"ch to suchen or soeken? When did this happen? Did they just have a problem pronouncing the "r" or did they want to differentiate from Maris? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.87.52.102 (talk) 21:16, 17 October 2010 (UTC)