Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Wed Jul 14 13:56:59 UTC 2004

I couldn't take it quite as far back as David, but I put up an entry on
"mongo" a few weeks ago:


On Jul 14, 2004, at 08:43, Geoff Nathan wrote:

> I hope I'm not violating this list's etiquette here, but this morning
> I was
> reading the news on CNN's website and found an apparently
> well-established
> word that isn't in the list's archive (at least not as far back as the
> easy
> search) nor is it in OED or AHD.  The word is 'mongo', meaning
> high-quality, cast-off furniture and other stuff found on the
> street.  There's a new book about it--you can read about it
> here:
> index.html
> Geoff
> (FWIW Mongo is also a unit of currency in Mongolia, apparently)

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