Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Jan 20 01:29:37 UTC 2005

>On Jan 19, 2005, at 4:41 PM, Bethany K. Dumas wrote:
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>>Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>>Poster:       "Bethany K. Dumas" <dumasb at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU>
>>Subject:      Re: copacetic?
>>I don't know how it evolved, but I remember its 1950s use vividly!
>>See HDAS, of course.
>Yes, HDAS. The OED says only, "[origin unknown]."

Hmph.  For all *they* know, it could come from Hebrew, Italian, or
Louisiana French!


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