James A. Landau
JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Fri Oct 28 22:36:35 UTC 2005
In a message dated Thu, 27 Oct 2005 18:28:38 -0400, Benjamin Zimmer
_bgzimmer at RCI.RUTGERS.EDU_ (mailto:bgzimmer at RCI.RUTGERS.EDU) writes:
chow-chow, n. and a.
[According to Col. Yule, =91pigeon-English=92; of uncertain origin.]
1. n. A mixture or medley of any sort; e.g. mixed pickles or preserves.
Also, food of any kind. Ind. and China.
I know this isn't really my pidgin, but I am suspicious of the above "pigeon
- Jim Landau
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