Tuesday, March 02, 2004

G-String Etymology

Do you know where the term g-string comes from? You're in good copmany. Apparently there is no authorotative source for this. The Merriam Webster and the American Heritage dictionaries just leave the origin as unknown. Ask Yahoo has a few interesting selections that all seem reasonable. And a few other sources (here and here) seem to agree with the Native American explanation.
It crossed my mind that I didn't know where the term comes from last night and tried to do some research. Apparently there's actually enough mystery that you could probably write a history thesis on it. Either that or leaving the adult filter on when doing google searches like this eliminates the useful results - nah.

No comments: