Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Spelling Thing That Has Long Irked Me

Kooky and Cuckoo. That's bothered me ever since I was a kid. I guess I thought that if kooky is with K's and O's, cuckoo should be kookoo.

Never looked it up till now, though. Sure enough, American Heritage supposes that "kooky" came from "cuckoo."


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Unknown said...

The kooky cuckoo stared at the cooking kook.
I think I feel an aneurisum coming on.

June Casagrande said...

The cooking kook! I think I used to work with that guy. He would sit in the kitchen at the seafood restaurant where I worked and ask all the waitresses: You want fish with that?

(Not really.)


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