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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 that stronzaccione). --And. 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.


John Cowan <jcowan@...>