Douglas G. Wilson
douglas at NB.NET
Fri Dec 14 20:12:18 UTC 2001
> > What is a "mong"?
>Presumably this would be Australian slang _mong_ 'a desicable person',
>ultimately from _mongrel_, and not to be confused with British slang
>_mong_ 'an idiot; fool', from _Mongol_.
I suspect it might instead be Australian slang _mong_ "stupid/annoying
person"/"dork" from _mongo_ from _mongoloid_ [i.e., "mongoloid idiot" I
guess], as shown in Macquarie's --
-- along with the other "mong" = "mongrel".
-- Doug Wilson
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