Date: Fri, 26 Jan 1996 09:34:23 -0500 From: Molly Dickmeyer Subject: Chinchy to Ginchy -Reply Fred "Kooky" Burns, in the song "Kooky, Kooky, Lend Me Your Comb" [sp. and exact title?], at one point says, "Baby, you're the ginchiest." 1950s, I think. Suppose this is where it came from? Molly >>> William King 1/25/96, 08:53pm >>> 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