Re: K-rad (was: txt msgs & BrSc)
|Date:||Wednesday, June 20, 2001, 3:51|
JC> Steg Belsky scripsit:
>> He also used to use the word "K-Rad".
JC> "k-" is an emphatic prefix used among crackers, perhaps derived from
JC> reduplicated "k-kool" /k@'kul/, meaning "very cool". "Rad" is
JC> probably a clipped form of "radical", but means "good, praiseworthy".
JC> Therefore this means (in an earlier slang) "swell".
JC> ADULT: There are two words I never want to hear you use: one is
JC> "swell" and the other is "lousy".
JC> TEEN: Okay. What are the two words?
JC> John Cowan email@example.com
JC> One art/there is/no less/no more/All things/to do/with sparks/galore
JC> --Douglas Hofstadter
that reminds me to something:
child: "mullo schnuppel bille bongo mamma pipi" .
father answers: "grabosch ! borbatz watsch kronk, ghurbratz fratzen pauke !"
do words always have to have a meaning ?
or do they have also a sound, which got an own kind of "message" ?