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Monday, 04 October 2010


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Mr. Duff, maybe you could help me with this.
What does it mean the adjective 'gugga' in a text situated in London circa 1940?
I would be very thankful if you could gave some orientation. I am asking you because I am aware of your knowledge in this matter.
Sorry for disturbing you with my problem and, of course, I will perfectly understand if you cannot help. After all, this is not the purpose of your blog.

@ ortega, if I were in David's position, I'd ask you to report a bit of the context.

Ortega, I'd love to be able to help but I have never heard the word and it does not appear in my fairly large Oxford English Dictionary. The only possibiility is that perhaps someone mis-used the word 'gaga' which is still current although perhaps a little dated. 'Gaga' means slightly mad or senile usually as a result of old age - as I'm beginning to find out! Perhaps, as DM suggests, you could provide the context of the word.

Thank you so much! I'm very grateful for your answer. As you see, I do not need to be 100 to be a nuisance.
I´ll keep on looking and I´ll informe you of my results.
Thanks again.

No problem, Ortega,and please do let me know - you've made me curious now!

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