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kudos

Postby eberntson » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:49 am

noun
[mass noun]
praise and honour received for an achievement:
she was looking for kudos rather than profit
informal, chiefly North American compliments or congratulations:
kudos to everyone who put the event together

Origin:
late 18th century: Greek


Kudos comes from Greek and means ‘praise’. Despite appearances, it is not a plural form. This means that there is no singular form kudo and that the use of kudos as a plural, as in the following sentence, is incorrect: he received many kudos for his work (correct use is he received much kudos for his work).

Where do we pickup these words from all over? What is the cultural source of this word in the American lexicon?
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Re: kudos

Postby Slava » Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:14 pm

This one's been done, though you can't search for it on the Agora at the moment.

Here's the home page link: http://www.alphadictionary.com/goodword/word/kudos
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Re: kudos

Postby Philip Hudson » Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:27 am

The word kudos has always left a bad taste in my mouth. It may be one of the 100 ugliest words in the English language. Since we have other words that mean the same thing and sound nicer, I never use the word.
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Re: kudos

Postby eberntson » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:56 am

Huh, I promise you I did look for the word twice at least. Not sure how I missed it.
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Re: kudos

Postby Slava » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:25 pm

eberntson wrote:Huh, I promise you I did look for the word twice at least. Not sure how I missed it.
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If you did a search of the Agora, you wouldn't find it. Searching for old topics since the downgrade does not work. You have to look in the Dictionary on the home page.

That will only tell you if it's been done, not if it has been suggested previously. But at least it's a start.

By the way, you have a PM from me that you haven't read.
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