Re: [CR]Mojo


From: "stevens" <stevens@veloworks.com>
To: StuartMX4@aol.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Mojo
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2003 09:55:56 -0700
In-Reply-To: <a1.35f0f518.2bac9884@aol.com>
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mo·jo ( P ) Pronunciation Key (mj) n. pl. mo·jos or mo·joes 1. A magic charm or spell. 2. An amulet, often a small flannel bag containing one or more magic items, worn by adherents of hoodoo or voodoo. 3. Personal magnetism; charm.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Perhaps ultimately from Fula moco'o, medicine man.] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

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---------- Original Message -----------
From: StuartMX4@aol.com
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Sent: Fri, 21 Mar 2003 11:32:04 EST
Subject: [CR]Mojo


> Please forgive an ignorant limey pushing in to this interminable

\r?\n> correspondence, but didn't 'mojo' originally mean heroin? In other

\r?\n> words, something addictive and overpriced. Those of us with more

\r?\n> modest bicycles have a pretty good idea of what those machines would

\r?\n> be. Stuart Tallack in Sussex "The price of bicycles has been greatly

\r?\n> reduced since the 'boom', when people paid anything up to £30 for a

\r?\n> high class machine. Today fifteen guineas will buy an even better

\r?\n> article." (How it is Made 1909)