User talk:MarcD

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gunsel[edit]

I can't find any confirmation of this meaning. Can you provide evidence (and are you sure of the etymology)? SemperBlotto 12:10, 3 February 2009 (UTC)


I have no citations (per se), a Melbourne (Australia) Tram Driver in the early 1980's described to me a situation where she had approached a stop and had photos taken of her tram. After enquiries to the the other drivers at the depot, they described the photographer as a GUNSEL. Etymology would be from the bastardisation of the English or possibly Yiddish root words. —This comment was unsigned.

  • Ah - we need to be better than that. I shall see if anyone else can help. SemperBlotto 12:45, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

(See Wiktionary:Requests for verification#gunsel for discussion, if you care.) A couple of questions, if you don't mind: Did you see the word in print, or only hear it? And, if the latter, then did you hear it pronounced clearly with an s or possibly with a z sound?—msh210 18:57, 3 February 2009 (UTC)