Re: Expletive Humor (was: Re: Skeptics and extropians)

Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 13:52:50 MST

In a message dated 1/22/02 11:28:56 AM, writes:

>"So where did I get 'kaka' = 'shit'?"
>In french 'caca' is used by kids to refer to shit, excrements.

"caca" is an old word; I think it goes back to Indo-European. It's a very
natural word, like "mama"; it's easy for young children to say and
the subject is one they talk about. Dunno if it's been also invented in
other linguistic traditions; probably has.

Since it's a latin word, it shows up in pompous words like
"cacaphony" [loose translation: sounds like sh*t] I find
that vaguely amusing.

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