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Buncom Etymology

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"Pidgeon [pidgin] English . . . is said to be a corruption of 'business English,' the word 'pigeon' being the nearest approach that a Chinaman can make to the pronunciation of the English word 'business.'"
"Some Popular Phrases," Oregonian, Portland, May 17, 1887, page 2

Last revised July 6, 2008