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Other examples offered by Arapaima have been moved over on discussion page :[edit]

  • "candiru" (a tropical minute dangerous fish, Vandellia cirrhosa, who can swim up one's urethra...) , coming from the fish name in spanish : "cañero" (= plumber).
  • "to dally" (to wind a rope around a saddle horn) , coming from the spanish "da le la vuelta !" ("twist it around !").
  • "keskidee" (slur meaning "a Frenchman") : from the question "Qu'est-ce qu'il dit ?" ("What is he saying ?") often asked by the companions of an english-speaking frenchman.
  • "dago" (slur meaning "hispanic") : from the spanish christian name Diego.

Need confirmation for candiru ety. Seems a stretch to me.

keskidee needs attestation.

dally and dago incorporated in etymologies.

All Wiktonary entries that use term hobson-jobson will appear in see also. DCDuring TALK 09:48, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

Thanks DCD, and what is a stretch ? Every anglo-saxon trying to say "canero" I heard actually said "candiru". Is that a stretch ? Arapaima 07:22, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

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