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Subject: Re: pronunciation
Author: Anneza   (guest)
Date: June 18, 2002 at 1:28:30 AM
Reply to: pronunciation by melanie
Greek origin maybe, but then it's a kreativ spelling. Here in South (and southern) Africa it is pronounced Kigh-a all right, but it means a little house - specifically an outhouse on a farm or up a mountain trail, with a lavatory in it. One to avoid, I think. (Slang for any lavatory used to be PK, which was short for Picannini Kaia = tiny little house and was used exactly like the more ubiquitous loo.

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