origins of "kludge"
huw.davies at kerberos.davies.net.au
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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