Date: Fri, 26 Jan 1996 09:04:38 -0400

From: "E. Wayles Browne" ewb2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CORNELL.EDU

Subject: Re: Chinchy to Ginchy

I grew up close to Vermont and heard only [chin si]. However, in the early

'70's, a guy from inner-beltway D.C. in college with me used "ginchy" to

mean something really neat/cool/catchy, but a bit quirky, as opposed to

far-out, as awesome might have been said in 1972.

Bill King

ginchy [jinchi] like the word "gin" or ginchy [ginchi] like the word gingko?

Wayles Browne, Assoc. Prof. of Linguistics

Morrill Hall, Cornell University

Ithaca, New York 14853, U.S.A.

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