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Re: OT: terrorism (was Re: A projec)t

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Monday, September 17, 2001, 3:04
Nik Taylor wrote:

>Steg Belsky wrote: >> ob-Langs, but non-political, does anyone know if the word "wuss" is >> related to the word "pussy", specifically in its non-feline impolite >> meaning? > >Probably, since it's short for "wussy" which is synonymous with the use >of "pussy" in the non-feline, non-anatomical usage. >
Actually, I first heard "wuss" used not too many years back mainly in connection with cats, referring to (usually) toms who looked ever so fierce but who turned out to be cuddly lazy lap-cats. Perhaps a chicken-and-egg problem here.