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Re: SCUD

Posted by ESC on March 19, 2003

In Reply to: Re: 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.