Victim of the Invasion of the Avatar Snatchers
- Sep 19, 2013
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- near Milwaukee
I like the new it word "glug".
Well, true, the earliest record of this word is from 1768, so fairly recent :
From the OED
Etymology: echoic: compare gluck n.
A word formed to imitate an inarticulate sound (see quots.). Also reduplicated glug-glug n.
1768 A. Tucker Light of Nature Pursued I. i. 127 Pretty bottle, says Sganarelle, how sweet are thy little glug glugs!
1843 C. J. Lever Jack Hinton (1878) vi. 38 Glug, glug, glug, flowed the bubbling liquor.
1882 G. MacDonald Castle Warlock (1883) xv. 83 Lord Mergwain listened to the glug-glug in the long neck of the decanter.
1897 M. Kingsley Trav. W. Afr. 275 While hesitating as to where was the next safe place to plant their feet, the place that they were standing on went in with a glug.