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#208883 - 01/10/13 09:19 AM Re: scosche [Re: Prof@NHTI]
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So ... skosh I have seen (although I've never heard it used). Divined its meaning from context in general terms, but now I understand it's a cognate for "gnat's cock". Thanks!
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#208885 - 01/10/13 10:26 AM Re: scosche [Re: Prof@NHTI]
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#208910 - 01/10/13 07:36 PM Re: scosche [Re: Capital Kiwi]
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Originally Posted By: Capital Kiwi
So ... skosh I have seen (although I've never heard it used). Divined its meaning from context in general terms, but now I understand it's a cognate for "gnat's cock". Thanks!


Not quite. More like red pubic hair, 毫

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#214270 - 02/22/14 05:21 PM Re: scosche [Re: Prof@NHTI]
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I first heard it when I joined the Army in 1977, in Korea with the 2nd Division. I was told it was Japanese in origin and and it came from GI's stationed in Occupied Japan after WWII.

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#214271 - 02/22/14 05:24 PM Re: scosche [Re: Faldage]
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While in the Army, we Combat Engineers would use a "C-Hair" (or a "C**t-hair") as a unit of measure. Even smaller was the "Red C-Hair".

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#214272 - 02/22/14 07:37 PM Re: scosche [Re: jetcityjester]
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Originally Posted By: jetcityjester
I first heard it when I joined the Army in 1977, in Korea with the 2nd Division. I was told it was Japanese in origin and and it came from GI's stationed in Occupied Japan after WWII.


It is from Japanese. The original is sukoshi, and it means 'a little bit'. The way it is pronounced in Tokyo Japanese the U and the I are barely there, being whispered, so it comes across to the American ear as s'kosh'.

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