origins of "kludge"

Huw Davies huw.davies at
Wed Mar 30 06:51:30 CST 2005

On 30/03/2005, at 6:01 PM, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:

> Doubtless from the Scots word "cludgie", meaning outside toilet.  
> Since we don't have those any more, it refers to any rather squalid 
> toilet - think about the bookmaker scene in Trainspotting.

You mean you actually understand the dialog in Trainspotting - my 
housekeeper who originally comes from  Glasgow admits she can't 
understand much of the dialog :-)

But yes, I'd agree, it's probably based on a Scottish word - wrong part 
of the Celtic languages for me to understand....

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