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Aug 9, 2012
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Reduplicatives

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chop-chop
froufrou
chichi
chin-chin
yada yada

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chin-chin

PRONUNCIATION:
(CHIN-chin)

MEANING:
noun: A chat.
verb intr.: To chat.
interjection: Used as a toast, greeting, or farewell.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Chinese ching-ching (please-please). Earliest documented use: 1795.

USAGE:
"Let's have a chin-chin about what's wanted of you."
Ivan Doig; The Eleventh Man; Harcourt; 2008.

"'Chin-chin,' Simic said and clinked Casson's glass."
Alan Furst; The World At Night; Random House; 1996.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
What is to give light must endure burning. -Viktor Frankl, author, neurologist and psychiatrist, Holocaust survivor (1905-1997)

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