Date: Fri, 26 Jan 1996 09:04:38 -0400 From: "E. Wayles Browne" 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. tel. 607-255-0712 (o), 607-273-3009 (h) fax 607-255-2044 (write FOR W. BROWNE) e-mail ewb2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] (1989 to 1993 was: jn5j[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]cornella.bitnet // jn5j[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]