origins of "kludge"
ericj at speakeasy.org
Tue Mar 29 22:13:52 CST 2005
On Tue, 29 Mar 2005, Jim Isbell, W5JAI wrote:
> The French word for "bell" is "cloche" which is pronounced not
> un-similarly to kludge. Thus, this word was bastardized by the
> Americans and an unwieldy arrangement came to be known as a cloche or
> later as a Kludge.
Interesting. I'd always assumed it was a corruption of some form
of the German word 'kluge' (clever).
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