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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooties

Cooties is an imaginary childhood disease, used in the United States and Canada as a rejection term and an infection tag game It is similar to the British ...

www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_valley/2015/11/06/where_did_the_word_cooties_come_from.html

Nov 6, 2015 ... This post originally appeared on Strong Language, a sweary blog about swearing. Can we get cooties from a cooter? Etymologically? No.

www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cootie

can be protected by a 'cootie shot', which involves tracing a 'circle, circle, dot, ... to have come from a child's misinterpretation of a slang word "cootie" meaning ...

www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-coo2.htm

Jul 26, 2003 ... Where did the word 'cooties' for lice come from? ... Q From Sarah: Children always say they're afraid of cooties, and I've always been curious ...

www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question67654.html

What are cooties and when did the term first become popular - trivia question ... Cooties is a slang word used primarily by North American children to ... With which story may the term 'cliffhanger' originate (as there is a literal ...

www.word-detective.com/2011/03/cooties

Mar 28, 2011 ... Cooties. Or possibly from the French for “Remember me.” ... nook and cranny (not to mention coyotes that come right up on the front porch looking ... soldiers a regrettable familiarity with lice (“'Does the straw bother you, mate?

www.vfw2514.org/cootie-name.htm

The name "Cootie" originated in World War I when the different armies were ... intelligent Cooties, knowing that a shell was coming in their direction, would bite  ...

www.dictionary.com/browse/cooties

a child's term for an imaginary germ or disease that one can catch by touching a person ... "Ye might ask 'em to come down and help us pick the cooties off," said ...

www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2014/08/cooties.html

Aug 25, 2014 ... It's been suggested that these words—“cooty” and “cooties”—may have come from kutu, a word for louse in the Malay or Maori languages.

dailymedicalexaminer.com/2014/02/12/scientists-confirm-cooties-real-and-highly-contagious

Feb 12, 2014 ... The virus responsible for childhood Cooties was identified in a high-security isolation laboratory ... “Heaven help us all if it should come to that!