Re: most looked-up words
|From:||And Rosta <a.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 8, 2004, 0:36|
> > >At any rate, I will wager that no conlang has words for all 10.
> > >My conlang has no word for any of the 10. But one supersized
> > >all-American kudo to the conlang with the words for the most
> > >of the 10...
> At the risk of correcting And, IIRC it should be _kudos_ (is Greek, no?,
> plural kudoi?); though we seem to treat it as sing. kudo pl. kudos. It
> seems to mean, generally, "compliments"-- e.g. "Tristan's conlang has
> received kudos from everyone"-- perhaps sometimes prize or reward??
I was embracing American English, which, as others have pointed out,
has become /'kudouz/, an apparent plural, in contrast to the older
(& still BrE) mass noun /'kju:dQs/ (hence presumably the name of the
OS Bill Gates bought, QDOS, "quick & dirty operating system", and
renamed in the characteristically banal way one would expect from
ps. Speaking of defenestration & the midden of Microsoft, I have
today switched from IE to Firefox: one small step for mankind, one
giant leap for me. Am v. proud of my first small blow for the
proletariat of the e-world.