Kudos: streetcred biaatch!

Nog nooit had ik me verdiept in de etymologie van Kudos, een must-have voor het vocabulaire van Sugababes en Sugadudes, grote groepen jongeren, maar ook van GeenStijl, maar dat het afkomstig is uit het Grieks was wel het laatste dat in me opkwam:

Kudos (IPA pronunciation: [‘kju:d?s][‘ku:d?s]), from the Greek ????? kydos (literally “that which is heard of”) means fame and renown resulting from an act or achievement; by extension is often used as a praising remark. It entered English as British university slang in the early 1800s. Frequently used by Time magazine, it came to Africa in the 1920s and 1930s.

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