Friday, September 10, 2004


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?


Superhappyjen said...

Kudos to you for finding that out!

Anonymous said...

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