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

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 27 15:04:04 UTC 2009

And for that matter "person" < Lat. "persōna", originally a theatrical
mask. (OED gives the etymon's senses as developing through

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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On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 1:44 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> FWIW, there's English _what's-his/her-*face*_ and Russian _litso_
> "*face*, (random) person."

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