ADS-L Digest - 10 May 1999 to 11 May 1999

Dan Goodman dsgood at VISI.COM
Wed May 12 04:23:06 UTC 1999

>Date:    Mon, 10 May 1999 23:51:55 -0400
>From:    Gregory {Greg} Downing <gd2 at IS2.NYU.EDU>
>Subject: Re: 1943 Army Slang Dictionary (Part 3)
>>TURKSHEAD McGUIRK--Man skilled in tying knots. [is this a radio character
>or something??? or does "turkshead" simply mean "knot," and the last name is
>nothing more than a cute rhyme?]

The Irish-American nickname "Turk" may have something to do with this
one.  (I recall reading that it's Irish Gaelic for "strong man" -- but
my memory is not an adequate substitute for a bilingual dictionary.)

Dan Goodman
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