Posted by Word Camel on March 02, 2005
In Reply to: Cut a choagie (choagy?) posted by Brian from Shawnee on March 01, 2005
: : My father used this term back in the 70's. Any info on its origin? Thanks.
: At first I thought it was surfer lingo, but then I found this:
: "Let's cutachoagie." Tim said. " What is cutachoagie?" Patty asked.
: Tim explained that it was a Korean-American slang word. Choagie meant to go in Korean. Therefore to cut a choagie was a different way to sat let's go. Patty nodded his head. Patty was not sure about this Korean stuff. It all seemed difficult. He told Tim this, but Tim said he'd pick it up in no time. "
I used to live in Seoul and never heard the word "Choagie". I did hear the word "Luggie" though. It could be the same word. Hangul is very gutteral. Whatever you call it, there was a lot of it going on when I was there. It seems to be a cultural thing.