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Subject: Interesting
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 17:09:46 EST


Language Trivia

The word "bozo" derives from the French slang term
"bouseaux" (meaning "hick, peasant, or yokel"). However,
bouseaux literally means "cow turds."
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A Boy Scout who forcibly helps an old lady across the
street is called an officious interloper. Ask any lawyer.
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The Greeks had a word that meant "with armpits smelling like
a he-goat."
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The term for when dogs scratch their butts by dragging them
across the floor is called "sleigh riding."
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The expression "paddy wagon" is derived from a derogatory
reference to picking up drunk Irish people.
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