Date: Tue, 31 Jan 1995 08:05:16 EST
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GC3.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: "bookoo"
Is "beaucoup" Cajun at all? It was in common use in Viet Nam in the sixties,
and I assumed it was just a GI borrowing, like "mama-san",
with no real language interference.
wh5mith[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]aol.com
I had a roommate in 1970 who had lived in Arizona and Michigan. He said
bookoo for everything. I always assumed that he learned the expresson in
the Army while stationed in Korea for three years.
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
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