paulzjoh paulzjoh at MTNHOME.COM
Mon Oct 7 13:19:43 UTC 2002

Perhaps "carny" as in carnival/circus worker?
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Travis Hall
  Sent: Monday, October 07, 2002 7:24 AM
  Subject: My grandmother's favorite word

  While visiting my grandmotehr over the weekend, she used a word I have never heard, but would like to know more about.  The word was (I have to guess at the spelling), "Kyarny."  She called my uncle a, "Kyarny, good fer nuthin'!"  Can anyone ehlp me with this word, which I suppose means lazy?

  Travis Scott Hall
  Elder Dragon
  Beta Lambda 456
  >From: Mark A Mandel
  >Reply-To: American Dialect Society
  >Subject: Re: "Anyone got a match?"
  >Date: Sun, 6 Oct 2002 13:54:37 -0400
  >On Sat, 5 Oct 2002, Bethany K. Dumas wrote:
  >#On Sat, 5 Oct 2002, James A. Landau wrote:
  >#>> >I know it will finish dead last, but this is my nomination for Word of the
  >#>> >Year.
  >#>> WHICH word are you nominating?
  >#>Not a single word, but the phrase in the subject line, "Anyone got a match?"
  >#O. I missed it! (Perhaps we should add a Phrase of the Year (POTY).)
  >So did I. It's never a good idea to put content in the subject line
  >-- Mark A. Mandel

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