Re: The Emporium on Market Street

10/30/20 - posted by C. J. Riggs

What is the etymology of "keskedees" ?

1850s Frisco slang for French-speaking immigrants ("lingotiers")
who would reply "ce qui est cela il a dit?" (what did
he say?) when addressed in English.

Helpful etymology would include print usages of the "k" word.

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