Giglet (etymological musings)

Thursday, January 14, 2010 , Posted by Johnny Fuery at 1:39 AM

Originally Published 2004-11-17 07:19:27

Ran across this word in my word-a-day email list today.



I'd have guessed that it had something to do with the "giga-" root -- as in gigabyte or gigawatt, meaning a billion.



Of course, there's "gig", meaning a short term contract. Maybe a micro-contract?



Then there's the usage in giggle -- is a giglet a little joke?



But, alas, it's meaning is un-guessable: http://wordsmith.org/words/giglet.html



I wonder if there's a word "googlet"... nope. Google tells me it's a Mac OS search tool and that's it. Now there's some new jargon waiting to be coined. How about little google wannabe companies? Or the search results on a small footprint device like a phone?



Heh. Enough uber-geeking. Gotta do some work.

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