Wiskinkie etymology --- (relevance for "skeezicks")

Herb Stahlke hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 27 17:36:02 UTC 2009


Also facial features:  counting noses, the mouth of the south, another
pair of eyes, etc.

Herb

On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 11:04 AM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at gmail.com> wrote:
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> And for that matter "person" < Lat. "pers┼Źna", originally a theatrical
> mask. (OED gives the etymon's senses as developing through
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> mask used by a player, character in a play, dramatic role, the part
> played by a person in life, character, role, position, individual
> personality, juridical person, important person, personage, human
> being in general, grammatical person...
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> m a m
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> On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 1:44 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> FWIW, there's English _what's-his/her-*face*_ and Russian _litso_
>> "*face*, (random) person."
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