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.
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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