sagehen sagehen at SLIC.COM
Mon Jan 1 20:03:29 UTC 2001

Beverly Flanigan wrote:
>Oh dear--we used to pronounce the name of the German-made pacifier our son
>used (a Nuk) as [nUk].  I wonder where the brand name came from, and if
other users were as naive as we were?<

Naive? Yes, perhaps.  This was the only use current among  the young people
we knew in the past 20 years or so.  I had only encountered its other
meanings in books, and never connected the two.  But I don't think I was
aware of the brand name of the pacifiers, just thought of it as a slang
A. Murie

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