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Re: K-rad (was: txt msgs & BrSc)

From:claudio <claudio.soboll@...>
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> -- JC> John Cowan 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" ? regards, c.s.


John Cowan <cowan@...>Suggestive nonsense (was: K-Rad)