Sunday, September 23, 2007

Episode 1 word arguement

For all of you who don't know, there was an expression I (chris) used in Episode 1 that no one else had ever heard of and didn't think was a real word. The word expression used was in connection with Chris Chelios' amazing ability to continue playing hockey at such an old age. The expression was "juju" and here is an excerpt from wikipedia proving that I did indeed know what I was talking about and it is a real expression.
  • Juju Magic
    Juju is an aura or other magical property, usually having to do with spirits or luck, which is bound to a specific object; it is also a term for the object. Juju also refers to the spirits and ghosts in African lore as a general name. The object that contains the juju, or fetish, can be anything from an elephant’s head to an extinguisher. One of the most popular juju objects in West Africa, for example, is a monkeys hand. In general, juju can only be created by a witch doctor; few exceptions exist. Juju can be summoned by a witchdoctor for several purposes. Good juju can cure ailments of mind and body; anything from fractured limbs to a headache can be corrected. Bad juju is used to exact revenge, soothe jealousy, and cause misfortune. Contrary to common belief, voodoo is not related to juju, despite the linguistic and spiritual similarities. Juju has acquired some karmic attributes in more recent times. Good juju can stem from almost any good deed: saving a kitten, or returning a lost book. Bad juju can be spread just as easily; cheating on a test or any other disreputable act will evoke it. These ideas revolve around the luck and fortune portions of juju. The use of juju to describe an object usually involves small items worn or carried; these generally contain medicines produced by witchdoctors.

Well, I was close to right in my use of the expression but it is indeed an expression. Who knew? (other than me)

Pbbbbbbtttttt! Jog On!


Leafs Cental... at Lunch! said...

You're quoting wikipedia as factual source? Nice try, buddy. You probably went in an made that entire article up. Do you really think our listeners will fall for such numb-skullery?

"Pbbbbbbtttttt!" to you too.


Anonymous said...

Although I am aware that wikipedia is not an entirely reliable source, that is what I thought the word to mean. However, if that source is not good enough for you, then I'll find another and post it.....cause I know I'm right.


Leafs Cental... at Lunch! said...

Alright, here is another source, not as thorough as wikipedia, but still proves my point; Unabridged (v 1.1) - Cite This Source - Share This
–noun 1. an object venerated superstitiously and used as a fetish or amulet by tribal peoples of West Africa.
2. the magical power attributed to such an object.
3. a ban or interdiction effected by it.


[Origin: 1890–95; allegedly < Hausa jūjū fetish]

So there you have it. Chris Chelios must have some good ju-ju amulet to help him play hockey seemingly forever!

Chris The Man