[Ads-l] bucko = 'beaucoup'

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 5 03:07:24 EDT 2018

<< Mercy buttercups! >>: Sacred Heart HS, Kingston MA, ca. 1965; the fruit
of three years required French.
<< buku, bookoo >> RVN 1968:  GIs were convinced that <buku> was derived
from Vietnamese, an essential item in the local pidgin. Most were oblivious
that the U.S. was just taking over la Guerre Indochine in French Indochina.

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