Mudcat Café message #313917 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16043   Message #313917
Posted By: Haruo
06-Oct-00 - 11:50 PM
Thread Name: BS: what does BS stand for?
Subject: RE: BS: What does BS stand for?
Maybe (s)he is trying to brag? While in English, as a Yiddish loan, "s(c)hmuck" has penile denotation and pejorative connotation, in Yiddish and German that is a derivative sense; the root meaning is "decoration, ornament", related to the verb in the German hymn title Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, traditionally anglicized as "Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness".


PS: However, I suspect my conjecture goes beyond what the GUEST intended. It is a less than serious way to identify oneself.