chjohnson at MAIL.LAW.UTEXAS.EDU
Fri Dec 1 14:27:03 PST 2000
WEbster's New Collegiate speculates it comes from Scottish meaning gravel
(hence rock chips). Given the dating to the 1900s that is plausible.
At 08:49 AM 12/01/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>I looked the word up in the dictionary. It appears that its etymology is
>unknown - but the word came into its current use around the middle of the
>1900's. It would not be surprising that the word chad came from the
>Saint(i.e. some person who knew about the Saint coined it). I will nominate
>Michael for discovering the connection. Who do I contact at OED?
>From: David Cruz [mailto:dcruz at LAW.USC.EDU]
>Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2000 5:12 PM
>To: CONLAWPROF at listserv.ucla.edu
>Subject: Re: St. Chad
>God works in amazing ways!!
>It seems to be true (at least the history of the disputed election -- I'm
>not sure whether Chad is actually regarded as the patron saint of disputed
>elections). See, e.g., http://www.nireland.com/orthodox/Chad.htm
>On Thu, 30 Nov 2000, Michael McConnell wrote:
>> This is possibly the most amazing thing yet about Election 2000: There is
>> patron saint of disputed elections, whose name is St. Chad. I am not
>> this up. (But I am not independently verifying it, either.)
>> > http://www.washtimes.com/national/default-20001130223428.htm
>> Michael McConnell
>> University of Utah College of Law
>> 332 South 1400 East Rm. 101
>> Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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