jrader at M-W.COM
Tue Jun 1 08:58:50 UTC 1999
You're both right: this is the conventional form of Pig Latin (my
Pig Latin seems to be even rustier than my Latin Latin)--but that
puts us even further from a solution to the etymology of <kayfabe>.
The word could still be a disguised form of <fake>, but not by
familiar distortion rules. Any comments from the argot- and
slangologists on the list?
> Same here. The Pig Latin I learned says pronunciation begins with the
> second letter of the word and then add "ay" to (after) the first letter.
> Margaret Lee
> Hampton University
> On Fri, 28 May 1999, Bob Fitzke wrote:
> > Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 16:50:01 -0700
> > From: Bob Fitzke <fitzke at VOYAGER.NET>
> > To: ADS-L at UGA.CC.UGA.EDU
> > Subject: Re: "kay fabe"
> > Jim Rader wrote: Pig Latin for "fake" would be "kayfay,"
> > Apparently there's more than one pig Latin dialect. In the dialect I learned "fake"
> > would be "akefay".
> > Bob
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