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Ku blah rah?

Posted by Baceseras on March 07, 2008 at 14:49:

In Reply to: Ku blah rah? posted by R. Berg on March 05, 2008 at 18:50:

: : : : 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.
: : SS

: "Cumbayah" originated as a dialectal pronunciation of "Come by here." ~rb

The word could be 'kerfuffle', meaning 'a lot of fuss and bother' ...

Or, if preceded by a personal pronoun (my, his, her, one's, their) 'cup runneth over', a biblical allusion denoting overabundance ...

Or (far-fetched now) 'coup de foudre' ( = 'love at first sight'), a sudden striking affliction which can indeed be complex.

I would go with 'kerfuffle'. - Bac.