Posted by ESC on March 19, 2003
In Reply to: SCUD posted by ESC on March 19, 2003
: : We had a discussion
a while back of the derivation / history of the word SCUD with no solid clues
at all as to the derivation except that Bob found it was probably a NATO thing
and another theory on it being a Russian cloud.
: : Anybody out there have anything to add?
: I checked in a couple of my books acquired post-discussion and couldn't find anything new.
I googled the question and (ta da!) found (in addition to the original discussion - http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/3/messages/550.html ) a follow-up by Mr. Briggs posted on this site.