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Thread #59418 Message #1388224
Posted By: Amos
25-Jan-05 - 01:24 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
The sole traceable morphemic packet which can verifiably be traced to Geez is the modern slang term, Kludge, pronounced to rhyme with "rouge", meaning a lash-up, junk-job, coping solution, clutter-ball, junk object or other indeterminate state of entropy. It has been traced to the word k'h'l'o'o'o'o'z''e in ancient Geez, pronounced Jeeze. As near as can be told the original meaning of this word in Geez was "fart", so you can sort of see how it got handed down.