[Marxism] Schoolmarm grammar

Michael Smith mjs at smithbowen.net
Mon Dec 31 13:04:45 MST 2012


On Mon, 31 Dec 2012 14:24:13 -0500
"Thomas Bias" <tgbias at ptd.net> wrote:

> The Greek word is σχατά (pronounced, skha-TAH). That's where I thought the
> term "scat" came from. ~Tom

Well, they come from the same Indo-European root. Like πορδή and 'fart'.
So there's a connection no matter what; only question is how direct 
it is. 
 
But it would be surprising to find a learned Greek loan-word in the 
lexicon of venery. I'm sticking with the native English explanation; 
I say that's the null hypothesis. 




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