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Ku blah rah?

Posted by Smokey Stover on March 05, 2008 at 15:52:

In Reply to: Ku blah rah? posted by ESC on March 04, 2008 at 23:19:

: : Coupblarah or kubla rah or other similar-sounding term. I'm editing a transcript and can't figure out how to spell what the speaker is saying, but it sounds like 'ku blah rah' and he intends it to mean a complex process.

: I have no guesses. Sorry. It sounded kind of like Kabbalah. But that word wouldn't fit the context.

You have to go by sound, but without knowing the exact context it's hard to imagine what the speaker is saying. It sounds a bit like the Japanese for "Good evening," repeated by someone who didn't hear it clearly. Or perhaps cumbayah, a well-worn expression of unclear meaning. In spite of beginning like Kubla Khan, it's hard to see how that could be appropriate.