Monday, February 07, 2005

Etymology of Elusively Coded Word Discovered!

A NeuralField devoted to processing language and meaning has worked out that the slang word 'Chav' stems from the dictionary word 'Chauvenism', which describes a prejudiced belief in the superiority of one's own gender, group, or kind.' The Chav can also be defined by its chosen article of headware, pictured below:



The very same NeuralField actually wrote its own encoding software using its organic intelligence (or as we call it 'O.I.'). So advanced is the self-created meaning processor software that we had many businesses asking us to license it! The BrainFarm can't pay it's bills with love (though our scientists are working on an update) so we were forced to sell the rights to ThinkMap's Visual Thesaurus.

3 Comments:

At 5:48 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the subject of etymology, the BrainFarm might enjoy pondering the thoughtful words of Oliver Wendell Holmes, who said "A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in colour and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used".

 
At 6:54 pm, Blogger FreeDimensional said...

Thanks for your quote, Mr. Anonymous. It has now been absorbed into the ThoughtStream. Our scientists had thought our language NeuralField was misfiring neurons when it came up with 42 meanings for the word 'set'. With your valuable contribution we have now proved that 'set' has the most meanings in the English Language. Thank you, Mr. Anonymous!

 
At 4:27 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

On a more basic level, does the word "chav" not stem from an abrieviated version of "Cheltenham average"?

 

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