Sunday, July 13, 2014


When I was little I used to read the localy Cypriot TV magazine, and always wondered what "kous kous" was -- clearly, it wasn't the food (pligouri, bulgar wheat) that they meant.

Finally I realized it's from a written represntation of the spoken "kous?" "have you heard," metonymic of "gossip."

Today I learned that a person who gossips is a kous-kous-er...

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