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Bojangles Robinson

Post by Archived Topic » Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:03 pm

I recently ran across a word that was supposedly introduced into usage by Bojangles Robinson. Can anyone tell what word it is?
Submitted by Robert Port (East Greenwich, RI - U.S.A.)
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Bojangles Robinson

Post by Archived Reply » Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:17 pm

Robert, The word you are probably thinking of is COPACETIC/COPASETIC/COPESETIC. It’s origin is unknown, but there are many theories one of which, now in doubt, is that Bojangles coined it. However, if he didn’t invent it, he certainly was the person who popularized it. Some theories on the etymology of this word have been discussed in posting – ‘copacetic.’
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