James Smith jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Fri Sep 12 14:15:37 UTC 2003


No plausible vector?  Yogi Maharishi Mahesh, the
Beatles in India, transcendental meditation, Kama
Sutra, yoga, gurus, sitar music, etc. ... American and
European youth in the 60's had great interest in and
contact with the peoples and cultures of "Hindustan".

FWIW, in the 60's I was undoubtedly more sheltered
than many youth at that time, but I have never - then
or now (until this discusion) - heard or read the word
Choad/Chode:  use of this word just might not have
been very widespread.

--- Jesse Sheidlower <jester at PANIX.COM> wrote:
> Appealing as this is, he doesn't suggest any
> plausible vector for
> the movement of the word from Hindustani to American
> youth slang
> of the late 1960s. That would be my first question
> about this
> suggestion.
> Jesse Sheidlower

James D. SMITH                 |If history teaches anything
South SLC, UT                  |it is that we will be sued
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                               |or slowly and cautiously.

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