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Old July 02, 2009, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Ambarina View Post
But mancha like stain is not necessarily negative. Certain stains can create great effects and stained glass windows are beautiful.

The most probable reason for The Channel being called Canal de la Mancha is that Manche looks like Mancha.

And what about La Mancha in Spain? I don't think it's called that because it's considered a blot on the landscape. Perhaps it refers to the RAE's 3rd definition of the word, i.e. Pedazo de terreno que se distingue de los inmediatos por alguna cualidad.
Cierto. Vidrieras de colores son muy preciosas. Pero,hay un problema con la tercera definición. La Canal de la Mancha es un ¡pedazo de mar!

Pienso que las palabras Mancha y Manche son falsos amigos entre francés y español.