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Old 12-07-2011, 02:32 PM   #21
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Carboy is just such an odd term, I had to know it's origin. I concede there is very little that is completely American and unborrowed.
Then there'd be no words to use, since 99.99% of the words in the english language come from somehwere else.

We could call them "Freedom Fries" maybe, that's really 'merican.
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Did you bother looking up "jug?"

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jug (n.) First use in the 1530s.
"deep vessel for carrying liquids," late 15c., jugge, variant of jubbe, of unknown origin, perhaps from jug "a low woman, a maidservant" (mid-16c.), a familiar alteration of a common personal name, Joan or Judith. Use as a musical instrument is attested from 1946. Jughead "klutz" is from 1926; jughandle "tight curved road used for turns" is from 1961. Jugs for "woman's breasts" first recorded 1920 in Australian slang, short for milk jugs.
If the first use was in the 1530's I can assure you Jug is not of American origin.
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:41 PM   #24
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Just got done doing a Google search on Jugs...

Sorry it took so long to get back here.

 
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:43 PM   #25
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Old 12-07-2011, 04:02 PM   #26
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Big mugs just do something for me, too.
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:23 PM   #27
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Oh...my....god....some people are just idiots....
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Turned into something worthwhile at least. lol

 
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:25 PM   #28
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:37 PM   #29
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Wikipedia says....The word carboy is from the Persian qarabah (قرابه), from Arabic qarraba, "big jug".[3]

It's OK to call a car boy a jug. this is America, we don't need to adapt words from the Arabs.
Arabs would be pretty pissed if you mix them and the Persians up. Different ethnic groups, same religion.......

 
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Of course we could just go to our favorite etymologist.


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