Date: Tue, 23 Jun 1998 16:55:26 -0400
From: "Patricia S. Kuhlman"
Subject: Re: Twenty-Three Skidoo

An elderly classicist who taught me Homeric Greek asserted that one
of his professors at Princeton in the early 1930's felt sure that both
the slang terms "skedaddle" and "skidoo" came from college students who
knew the Greek verb, skedannumi, which means to scatter or to disperse
(often used of people as opposed to things). I don't know if anyone
thinks this connection is possible.

Patricia Kuhlman
Brooklyn, NY

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