Friday, September 10, 2004

Kudos

Made an amazing discovery about the word kudos. I had only seen the word in computer games, and always thought it was street slang for respect or something. But yesterday, while reading John Allen Paulos's site, I met the word kudized, and decided to investigate further.

Britannica told me that the word is actually greek... κύδος, meaning glory. Did a search for κύδος through google and stumbled upon this page, that, among other ancient greek names, had Θουκιδίδης, which means He Who Gives Kudos to God...
Cool, right?

2 comments:

Superhappyjen said...

Kudos to you for finding that out!

Anonymous said...

Ahh, I guess you never played Metropolis Street Racer on the Dreamcast then!!!