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In a message dated 2000/06/15 03:12:18 AM, Romilly wrote:

>Don't recall anything that might have been Korean; nor do I
>recall many Vietnamese words creeping into Engl.   Perhaps later, when there
>were more of us over there.  Probably mostly unprintable.  How about "hooch"
>'native hut'?

    What about _gook_? that has some currency in certain circles *bittersweet
snafle*  Someone - an Asian - once told me it originally came from a
mispronounced Vietnamese hill tribe word.

    zHANg