Posted by Brian from Shawnee on April 28, 2005
In Reply to: Jazzy quiff posted by Smokey Stover on April 27, 2005
: : : : What do this phrase mean? - "pack my box with five dozen liqour jugs"
: : : It's called a pangram - a phrase or sentence that contains all 26 letters of the English alphabet.
: : The other pangram that is actually well known is "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog." I looked over the list of 111, and my eye fell on no. 92. "Turgid saxophones blew over Mick's jazzy quiff." There is an obvious disconnect between what I was taught as the meaning of "quiff" and the way it is used here. I'll look it up, but if anyone wants to clarify I'll be all over gratituded. SS
: Okay, I looked it up and HERE it just means Mike had an idiosyncratic style of combing his hair. SS
That's funny, I looked up "quiff", too, and m-w.com says the origin is unknown. But it seems like a corruption of the French "coif".
But I'm curious as to what Smokey might have been taught about "quiff" elsewhere...