Date: Wed, 18 Sep 1996 22:00:35 -0400
From: "Margaret G. Lee -English" mlee[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CS.HAMPTONU.EDU
Subject: Re: BOGUS (movie title); other stuff (LAME DUCK, CORNERED, MARTINI,
According to Lorenzo Dow Turner, a black linguist who studied African
languages, bogus comes from the West African Hausa word _boko_ meaning
deceit or fake. See his _Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect (1949).
Hampton University, VA